William Shakespeare Quotes

Rosalind. Well, this is the forest of Arden. Touchstone. Ay, now am I in Arden, the more fool I. When I was at home, I was in a better place, but travellers must be content.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Rosalind and Touchstone, in As You Like It, act 2, sc. 4, l. 15-18.
Well then, it now appears you need my help.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 3, l. 114. To Antonio, who has reviled him.
Sweet recreation barred, what doth ensue But moody and dull melancholy, Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. The Abbess, in The Comedy of Errors, act 5, sc. 1, l. 78-80. Showing Adriana the state to which she has supposedly driven her husband.
Come and take choice of all my library, And so beguile thy sorrow.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Titus, in Titus Andronicus, act 4, sc. 1, l. 34-5. To Lavinia, who has no hands to cope with books.
In such business Action is eloquence, and the eyes of th' ignorant More learned than the ears.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Volumnia, in Coriolanus, act 3, sc. 2, l. 75-7. Coriolanus's mother advises him to look humble in front of the Roman people in order to win votes.
Thou hast the sweetest face I ever looked on. Sir, as I have a soul, she is an angel.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. 2nd Gentleman, in Henry VIII, act 4, sc. 1, l. 43. On seeing Anne Bullen, now crowned as Queen.
Along with them They brought one Pinch, a hungry lean-faced villain, A mere anatomy, a mountebank, A threadbare juggler and a fortune-teller, A needy, hollow-eyed, sharp looking wretch, A living dead man.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antipholus of Ephesus, in The Comedy of Errors, act 5, sc. 1, l. 237-42. Doctor Pinch, a schoolmaster and charlatan ("mountebank"), called in by Adriana to help restore Antipholus when she supposed her husband was mad; "anatomy" means skeleton.
O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason!
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Julius Caesar, act 3, sc. 2, l. 104-5. Otherwise, he implies, they would all mourn for Caesar.
I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Beatrice, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 1, sc. 1, l. 131-2.
I will aggravate my voice so that I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove. I will roar you and 'twere any nightingale.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 1, sc. 2, l. 81-4. Bottom offers the gentlest of lion's roars so as not to frighten ladies; he means to say "moderate."