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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
English dramatist and poet
(1564 - 1616)
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(Cornwall:) Thou art a strange fellow. A tailor make a man?
  (Kent:) A tailor, sir. A stonecutter or a painter could not have made him ill, though they had been but two years o' th' trade.
      - King Lear (Cornwall & Kent at II, ii)
        [Tailors]

Sir, 'tis my occupation to be plain:
  I have seen better faces in my time
    Than stands on any shoulder that I see
      Before me at this instant.
      - King Lear (Kent at II, ii) [Face]

Thou whoreson zed, thou unnecessary letter!
      - King Lear (Kent at II, ii) [Language]

All the stored vengeances of heaven fall
  On her ingrateful top!
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv)
        [Ingratitude]

All's not offense that indiscretion finds
  And dotage terms so.
      - King Lear (Goneril at II, iv) [Faults]

Bid them come forth and hear me,
  Or at their chamber door I'll beat the drum
    Till it cry sleep to death.
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv) [Sleep]

Fathers that wear rags
  Do make their children blind,
    But fathers that bear bags
      Shall see their children kind.
        Fortune, that arrant whore,
          Ne'er turns the key to th' poor.
      - King Lear (Fool at II, iv) [Childhood]

Fortune, that arrant whore,
  Ne'er turns the key to th' poor.
      - King Lear (Fool at II, iv) [Fortune]

How in one house
  Should many people, under two commands,
    Hold amity? 'Tis hard, almost impossible.
      - King Lear (Regan at II, iv) [Government]

Hysterica passion, down, thou climbing sorrow;
  Thy element's below.
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv) [Sorrow]

I'll forbear;
  And am fallen out with my more headier will
    To take the indisposed and sickly fit
      For the sound man.
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv) [Disease]

If it be you that stirs these daughters' hearts
  Against their father, fool me not so much
    To bear it tamely; touch me with noble anger,
      And let not women's weapons, water drops,
        Stain my man's cheeks.
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv) [Anger]

May be he is not well.
  Infirmity doth neglect all office
    Whereto our health is bound.
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv) [Health]

Mend when thou canst, be better at thy leisure;
  I can be patient, I can stay with Regan,
    I and my hundred knights.
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv) [Leisure]

No, rather I abjure all roofs, and choose
  To wage against the emnity o' th' air,
    To be a comrade with the wolf and owl,
      Necessity's sharp pinch.
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv)
        [Necessity]

O let not women's weapons, water-drops,
  Stain my man's cheeks!
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv) [Proverbs]

O Regan, she hath tied
  Sharp-toothed unkindness, like a vulture, here.
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv)
        [Unkindness]

O, sir, you are old;
  Nature in you stands on the very verge
    Of his confine.
      - King Lear (Regan at II, iv) [Age]

We are not ourselves
  When nature, being oppressed, commands the mind
    To suffer with the body.
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv) [Insanity]

We'll set thee to school to an ant. to teach thee there's no laboring i' th' winter.
      - King Lear (Fool at II, iv) [Teaching]

When a wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again.
      - King Lear (Fool at II, iv) [Advice]

Winter's not gone yet, if the wild geese fly that way.
      - King Lear (Fool at II, iv) [Winter]

You think I'll weep.
  No, I'll not weep.
    I have full cause of weeping, but this heart
      Shall break into a hundred thousand flaws
        Or ere I'll weep.
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, iv) [Tears]

I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban.
  What is your study?
      - King Lear (King Lear at II, vi) [Study]

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks. Rage, blow,
  You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
    Till you have drenched our steeples, downed the cocks.
      - King Lear (King Lear at III, ii)
        [Storms : Tempests]


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