"These growing feathers ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

These growing feathers plucked from Caesar's wing Will make him fly an ordinary pitch, Who else would soar above the view of men, And keep us all in servile fearfulness.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Flavius, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 1, l. 72-5. Caesar is imaged as a hawk that could be prevented from flying high if its feathers were plucked.