William Shakespeare

William
Shakespeare
1564
1616

English Playwright, Poet, Most widely known Writer in English Literature

Author Quotes

Sweet, sweet, sweet poison for the age's tooth.

Stealing her soul with many vows of faith; and ne'er a true one.

Still, you keep o' the windy side of the law. Fabian, scene iv

Such a wretch, winding up days with toil, and nights with sleep, had the fore-hand and vantage of a king.

Suffers from too little hair we needed and I am glad the little hair MUCH we have.

Swear his thought over by each particular star in heaven and by all their influences, you may as well forbid the sea for to obey the moon as or by oath remove or counsel shake the fabric of his folly, whose foundation is piled upon his faith and will continue the standing of his body.

Sweetest nut hath sourest rind.

Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful neighs Piercing the night's dull ear; and from the tents The armorers accomplishing the knights, With busy hammers closing rivets up, Give dreadful note of preparation.

Still, you keep o’ the windy side of the law.

Such an act, that blurs the grace and blush of modesty; calls virtue hypocrite; takes off the rose from the fair forehead of an innocent love, and sets a blister there.

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. Hamlet, Act iii, Scene 2

Swear me, Kate, like a lady as thou art, a good mouth-filling oath.

Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds. Sonnet XCIV

Steep'd me in poverty to the very lips.

Stones have been known to move and trees to speak.

Such an exploit have I in hand, Ligarius, Had you a healthful ear to hear of it. Julius Caesar (Brutus at II, i)

Summer's lease hath all too short a date.

Swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable.

Sweets grown common lose their dear delight.

STEPHANO: Here; swear then how thou escapedst. TRINCULO: Swam ashore man, like a duck; I can swim like a duck, I'll be sworn. STEPHANO: Here, kiss the book. Though thou canst swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose.

Stoop, boys. This gate Instructs you how t' adore the heavens and bows you to a morning's holy office. Cymbeline (Belarius at III, iii)

Such as we are made of, such we be.

Summer's parching heat.

Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens; 'tis just the fashion. Wherefore do you look Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there? As You Like It (First Lord at II, i)

Sweets to the sweet! Farewell. Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark at V, i)

Author Picture
First Name
William
Last Name
Shakespeare
Birth Date
1564
Death Date
1616
Bio

English Playwright, Poet, Most widely known Writer in English Literature