"Shall quips and ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Shall quips and sentences and these paper bullets of the brain awe a man from the career of his humor? No, the world must be peopled.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Benedick, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 2, sc. 3, l. 240-2. Refusing to be intimidated by mocking words ("sentences" means maxims) from pursuing his inclination, and loving Beatrice.