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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Question of the Day: What's Your Favorite Shakespeare Quote?

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In honor of the Bard's birthday, thought I'd toss the question out to you, readers? Do you have a particularly favorite Shakespeare quote? I'll give you a few of mine here (obvious choices, I know) to get the ball rolling:

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt-Measure for Measure

Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.-Macbeth

There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.-Hamlet
What are yours? What lines o'th'Bards do you say to yourself over and over? Which ones are overrated? Speak, readers!


  1. There are too many to single out here. However here are a few that I enjoy:

    "I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me."-Much Ado About Nothing

    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. -Hamlet

    And my favorite Shakespeare stage direction ever:
    "Exit, pursued by a bear."-The Winter's Tale.
    I can't help but wonder what the heck Will S. was drinking that night.

  2. Oh, I forgot a perennial favorite. "I am a great eater of beef, and I believe that does harm to my wit." Sir Andrew Agucheek, Twelfth Night

  3. Sarah M.7:46 PM

    "Cool it with a baboon's blood."

    This is what one of the witches says in Macbeth. However, I have found it to be a rather literary way of telling people to shut up.