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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
English dramatist and poet
(1564 - 1616)
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Muster your wits; stand in your own defense,
  Or hide your heads like cowards, and fly hence.
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Boyet at V, ii)
        [Courage]

O, I am stabbed with laughter!
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Boyet at V, ii)
        [Laughter]

Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise,
  Three-piled hyperboles, spruce affection,
    Figures pedantical--these summer flies
      Have blown me full of maggot ostentation.
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Berowne at V, ii)
        [Words]

The ladies call him sweet.
  The stairs, as he treads them, kiss his feet.
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Berowne at V, ii)
        [Popularity]

The letter is too long by half a mile.
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Maria at V, ii)
        [Post]

The tongues of mocking wenches are as keen
  As is the razor's edge invisible,
    Cutting a smaller hair than may be seen;
      Above the sense of sense, so sensible
        Seemeth their conference, their conceits have wings
          Fleeter than arrows, bullets, wind, thought, swifter things.
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Boyet at V, ii)
        [Speech]

The words of Mercury are harsh after the songs of Apollo. [You, that way: we, this way.]
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Armado at V, ii)
        [Books (Last Lines) : Fame]

They say that they have measured many a mile,
  To tread a measure with you on this grass.
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Boyet at V, ii)
        [Dancing]

This fellow pecks up wit, as pigeons pease,
  And utters it again when God doth please.
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Berowne at V, ii)
        [Pigeons]

To move wild laughter in the throat of death?
  It cannot be; it is impossible:
    Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Berowne at V, ii)
        [Merriment]

When all aloud the wind doth blow,
  And coughing drowns the parson's saw,
    And birds sit brooding in the snow,
      And Marian's nose looks red and raw,
        When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,
          Then nightly sings the staring owl,
            Tu-who;
              Tu-whit, tu-who: a merry note,
                While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Winter at V, ii)
        [Owls : Winter]

When daisies pied and violets blue
  And lady-smocks all silver-white
    And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
      Do paint the meadows with delight,
        The cuckoo then, on every tree,
          Mocks married men: for thus sings he, Cuckoo;
            Cuckoo, cuckoo: O, word of fear,
              Unpleasing to a married ear!
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Spring at V, ii)
        [Cuckoos : Flowers]

When icicles hang by the wall,
  And Dick the shepherd blows his nail,
    And Tom bears logs into the hall,
      And milk comes frozen home in pail,
        When blood is nipped, and ways be foul,
          Then nightly sings the staring owl,
            Tu-who;
              Tu-whit, tu-who: a merry note,
                While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.
      - Love's Labor's Lost (Winter at V, ii)
        [Winter]

Come what come may,
  Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
      - Macbeth (Macbeth) [Proverbs : Time]

When shall we three meet again
  In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
      - Macbeth (First Witch at I, i)
        [Books (First Lines) : Meeting]

When the hurlyburly is done,
  When the battle's lost and won.
      - Macbeth (Second Witch at I, i) [War]

So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to come,
  Discomfort swells.
      - Macbeth (Sergeant at I, ii) [Proverbs]

But 'tis strange:
  And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
    The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
      With us with honest trifles, to betray's
        In deepest consequence.
      - Macbeth (Banquo at I, iii) [Deceit : Truth]

If good, why do I yield to that suggestion
  Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair
    And make me seated heart knock at my ribs
      Against the use of nature? Present fears
        Are less than horrible imaginings.
      - Macbeth (Macbeth at I, iii) [Fear]

If you can look into the seeds of time
  And say which grain will grow and which will not,
    Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear
      Your favors nor your hate.
      - Macbeth (Banquo at I, iii)
        [Independence : Knowledge]

My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,
  Shakes so my single state of man that function
    Is smothered in surmise and nothing is
      But what is not.
      - Macbeth (Macbeth at I, iii) [Uncertainty]

Present fears
  Are less than horrible imaginings.
      - Macbeth (Macbeth at I, iii) [Fear : Proverbs]

Sleep shall neither night nor day
  Hang upon his penthouse lid.
      - Macbeth (First Witch at I, iii) [Sleep]

The Thane of Cawdor lives,
  A prosperous gentleman; and to be King
    Stands not within the prospect of belief,
      No more than to be Cawdor.
      - Macbeth (Macbeth at I, iii) [Belief]

Were such things here as we do speak about?
  Or have we eaten on the insane root
    That takes the reason prisoner?
      - Macbeth (Banquo at I, iii) [Insanity]


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