William Shakespeare
Warwickshire

Quotes

11 November 2014
I can counterfeit the deep tragedian, Speak, and look back, and pry on every side, Tremble and start at wagging of a straw, Intending deep suspicion. Ghastly looks Are at my service like enforced smiles, And both are ready in their offices At any time to grace my stratagems.
11 November 2014
The ousel cock so black of hue, With orange-tawny bill, The throstle with his note so true, The wren with little quill.
11 November 2014
A brother noble, Whose nature is so far from doing harms That he suspects none.
11 November 2014
This even-handed justice Commends th' ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips.
11 November 2014
Hath homely age th' alluring beauty took From my poor cheek? Then he hath wasted it. Are my discourses dull? Barren my wit? If voluble and sharp discourse be marred, Unkindness blunts it more than marble hard.
11 November 2014
He that trusts to you, Where he should find you lions, finds you hares; Where foxes, geese.
11 November 2014
Welcome hither, As is the spring to th' earth.
11 November 2014
What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her? What would he do Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech, Make mad the guilty and appall the free, Confound the ignorant, and amaze indeed The very faculties of eyes and ears. Yet I, A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause, And can say nothing—no, not for a king Upon whose property and most dear life A damned defeat was made.
11 November 2014
Speak of me as I am. Nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice.
11 November 2014
They have been at a great feast of languages and stolen the scraps.

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