10 Famous Shakespeare Quotes on Love, Life and Art

Titania (Meow Meow) and First Fairy (Nandi Bhebhe) in A Midsummer Nights Dream, directed by Emma Rice (2016)
Titania (Meow Meow) and First Fairy (Nandi Bhebhe) in A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Emma Rice (2016) | © Steve Tanner/Shakespeare's Globe

UK Literary Editor

Sure, his words could be quoted more or less endlessly, and made to fit whatever emotional arrangement your life currently requires, but we think the real fun of a Shakespeare quote is in the retelling. They are, to put in another way, made to impress. Does your essay need a little spice, your conversation a bit of dazzle? Look no further: show any of these off and we promise your audience will be awed.

From Sonnet 23

From Othello, act 3 scene 3

From Henry V, act 1 scene 1

From Hamlet, act 1 scene 5

From The Tempest, act 4 scene 1

From As You Like It, act 2 scene 7

From Sonnet 55

From Measure for Measure, act 2 scene 1

From King Lear, act 5 scene 3

From A Midsummer Night’s Dream, act 1 scene 1

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