William Shakespeare Quotes (4075 quotes)
“Sweet, good night! This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.”
Romeo and Juliet (1595), Act II, Scene II
“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?”
The Merchant of Venice (1605), Act III, Scene I
King Lear (1606) I.I
“He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fulness of perfection lies in him.”
King John, Act II, sc. 4
Love's Labour's Lost, Act V, sc. 2
“Get thee glass eyes, And like a scurvy politician seem To see the things thou dost not.”
King Lear act 4, sc. 6, l. 166 (1605–1606)
“My only love sprung from my only hate. Too early seen unknown, and known too late.”
Romeo and Juliet act 1, sc. 5, l. 138 (1595)
“[First Fisherman:] Master, I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.
[Third Fisherman:] Why, as men do a-land: the great ones eat up the little ones.”
Pericles act 2, sc. 1, l. 26 (1606–1608)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Shakespeare
Born: April 26, 1564
Died: April 23, 1616 (aged 51)
Occupation: Dramatist, playwright, poet, actor
Bio: William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems.
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