Top 10 Shakespeare Quotes for Literary Lovers
Posted on April 22 2016
This year, the world is commemorating 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. With the anniversary falling this Saturday 23rd April, what better time to celebrate the life, work and legacy of this playwright, poet, actor, and arguably the greatest writer ever in the English language!
In honour of the Bard we've pulled together 10 of his most famous quotes, paired with our favourite Shakespearean artwork.
Without further ado...
1. "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". - (Act II, Scene V, Twelfth Night).
2. "My Oberon! what visions have I seen! Methought I was enamoured of an ass.." (Act IV, Scene I, A Midsummer Nights Dream)
3. “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on." (Act III, Scene III, Othello)
4. "Can one desire too much of a good thing?". - (Act IV, Scene I, As You Like It).
5. "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty!." (Act I, Scene V, Macbeth).
6. "To be, or not to be: that is the question". - (Act III, Scene I, Hamlet).
7. "All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts" - (Act II, Scene VII, As You Like It).
8. “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. O, that I were a glove upon that hand that I might touch that cheek!” - (Act II, Scene II, Romeo and Juliet).
9. "As in a theatre, the eyes of men, after a well-grac'd actor leaves the stage, are idly bent on him that enters next, thinking his prattle to be tedious.." - (Act II, Scene VII, As You Like It)
10. "Goodnight! Goodnight! Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say goodnight 'til it be morrow." (Act II, Scene II, Romeo and Juliet).
In light of the celebrations we are discounting our Shakespeare Tote Bags from £30 to £20. Huzza!