Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Shakespeare Quotes

I hope you find great value in these Quotes about Shakespeare from my large collection of inspirational quotes and motivational sayings.

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

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Wisdom Inspirational Values Live-By

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


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

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

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most people, even among those who know Shakespeare
well and come into real contact with his mind,
are inclined to isolate and exaggerate some one aspect of the tragic fact.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

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 cannot understate the ability to handle classical
texts such as Shakespeare.
- Louise Jameson

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

Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others
were my dearest friends and greatest teachers.
- Lloyd Alexander

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

It's incredibly moving to hear some of our greatest
actors performing Shakespeare.
- Judi Dench

Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds
that have lost their balance.
- James Joyce

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

I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky
to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare
which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos.
- Kenneth Branagh

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
- Orson Welles

Now a Protestant confronting a Catholic ghost is exactly
Shakespeare's way of grappling with what was not simply
a general social problem but one lived out in his own life.
- Stephen Greenblatt

Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral.
- Christopher Eccleston

The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine
of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
- Marshall McLuhan

To me, Shakespeare uses the supernatural elements to
reveal his character's inner desires and fears.
- John Foster

What we know is that Shakespeare wrote perhaps the
most remarkable body of passionate love poetry in the
English language to a young man.
- Stephen Greenblatt

First of all, Shakespeare is about pleasure and interest.
He was from the first moment he actually wrote something for the stage,
and he remains so.
- Stephen Greenblatt

Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry.
I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing.
- William Collins

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

To date or not to date that is the question.
It's almost as important as Shakespeare's to be or
not to be which deals with death.
- Al Goldstein

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in Love...
such smart writing of an alternative view of history,
and such beautiful acting.
Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
- Anita Diament

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

We had five goats, two dogs, a cat and racks of commentaries on Shakespeare.
- Charles Dance

Well, as a kid I did not get Shakespeare.
I just never understood it.
- Alanis Morissette

Shakespeare doesn't really write subtext,
you play the subtext.
- Gary Oldman

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

Shakespeare has no answers for us at all.
- Edward Bond

I hate Shakespeare.
I think Shakespeare's rubbish.
- Allan Carr

A peace is of the nature of a conquest;
for then both parties nobly are subdued,
and neither party loser.
- William Shakespeare

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

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

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

I've got no need to prove to myself that I can do Shakespeare.
I've done it.
- Anthony Hopkins

Shakespeare is like mother's milk to me.
- John Lithgow

Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly:
he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other.
- Edward Hall

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

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

When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for
stuff to lie on the page;
it was supposed to get up and move around.
- Ken Kesey

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

Shakespeare is the true multicultural author.
He exists in all languages.
He is put on the stage everywhere.
Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage.
- Harold Bloom


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: Shakespeare Quotes.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.