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Samuel G. Engel Quotes and Sayings

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Shakespeare was not meant for taverns,
nor for tavern louts.
- Samuel G. Engel

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

 

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

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Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

Doing Shakespeare in the Park has always been a dream.
Everyone else says Hamlet, but I want to play Romeo.
- Aaron Yoo

If you are feeling something, then Shakespeare felt it and wrote about it -
and wrote about it so eloquently.
- Richard McCabe

When I first started acting, and we would all sit down
and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was.
I thought well, I suppose it is.
- Judy Davis

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and
poet of the English language,
lived in a time that was politically very conservative
and it's reflected in his writings.
- Alex Cox

You can find more traditional Shakespeare than we do.
But what we want to bring to these works is energy,
passion, freshness.
- John Bradshaw

When you know your cast well and their strengths and weaknesses,
you can start writing for them, just the way Shakespeare wrote for his actors.
- Stephen Sondheim

The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life:
Try to be Shakespeare,
leave the rest to fate!
- Robert Browning

It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country,
and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable.
- M. H. Abrams

I'm a games and theory kind of guy.
I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose.
- Neil Patrick Harris

To me, Mozart is our Shakespeare, the one who wrote the most dramatic,
psychologically most baffling music.
He combined ideas that no one else would have thought of putting together.
- Lukas Foss

Shakespeare is the one who gets re-interpreted most frequently.
- Sam Waterston

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up,
perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
- Charles Lamb

Sometimes I just crave to play in Shakespeare again
and I know and love playing Orlando so much.
- Basil Rathbone

It was easier to do Shakespeare than a lot of modern
movie scripts that are so poorly written.
- Jessica Lange

The society Shakespeare knew was heading for tremendous change,
and he seems to have recognized that and written about it in a coded way.
I understand those codes, I think.
- Vanessa Redgrave

I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up
comic and acting Shakespeare -
in fact,
unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to
be able to play Hamlet properly.
- Ian Mckellen

I think Shakespeare had a lot to contribute with his
understanding of the human condition.
- Sharon Gless

The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.
- Alex Cox

This is not writing at all.
Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether,
if I knew what I meant.
- Virginia Woolf

I couldn't believe verse was supposed to be hard.
It was a snap for me.
I loved Shakespeare.
- Ted Lange

I believe that nothing comes of nothing,
even in Shakespeare.
I wanted to know where he got the matter he was working
with and what he did with that matter.
- Stephen Greenblatt

I'd like to do more Shakespeare.
I'd like to do Iago in Othello.
I look so benign.
It would be interesting to see that black evil come out of my soul.
- Kyle MacLachlan

I'd like to do a piece of Shakespeare.
Any upcoming Shakespeare film.
Just a bit to say I did a classic.
- Jim Varney

I went to London because, for me, it was the home of literature.
I went there because of Dickens and Shakespeare.
- Ben Okri

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare,
but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
- James M. Barrie

Shaw is like a train.
One just speaks the words and sits in one's place.
But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea -
one swims where one wants.
- Vivien Leigh

Classical plays require more imagination and more general
training to be able to do.
That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
- Vivien Leigh

We were not allowed to say, Screw, but we could say,
Hump the hostess, because hump is in Shakespeare.
- Uta Hagen

I've never done anything for money.
My first love is things of limited commercial appeal.
I could be happy doing Shakespeare for the rest of my life.
- Karen Allen

Shakespeare fascinated me.
He hardly ever left the country.
His imagination was worldwide though reading.
- Michael Tippett

Yes, it's true, I've been called the Laurence Olivier of spoofs.
I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the Leslie Nielsen of Shakespeare.
- Leslie Nielsen

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination,
attesting in all men a creative power,
which if it were available in waking,
would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.
- Frederick Henry Hedge

Shakespeare is universal.
- Harold Bloom

Shakespeare also introduces the supernatural into some of his tragedies;
he introduces ghosts,
and witches who have supernatural knowledge.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

The Shakespeare that Shakespeare became is the name
that's attached to these astonishing objects that he left behind.
- Stephen Greenblatt

You have to work with what you are given,
even in Shakespeare.
we have our form and it is important that we free ourselves through it.
- Ajay Naidu

I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods,
feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare.
An actor must act.
- Laurence Olivier

The nearest figure to myself would be Shakespeare.
- Michael Tippett

I don't know how this company got the name National Shakespeare Company,
because it was literally like retards employing retards.
- Rob Corddry

If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet,
he never would have written Macbeth.
- Joyce Brothers


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