Twelfth Night, said by Orsino, Act I, scene I.
But the sound of water escaping from mill-dams, &c., willows, old rotten planks, slimy posts, and brickwork, I love such things. Shakespeare could make everything poetical; he tells us of poor Tom's haunts among "sheep cotes and mills." As long as I do paint, I shall never cease to paint such places. They have always been my delight.john constable
Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance... thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste... if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare.gilbert keith chesterton
Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible; Shakespeare 's plays, for instance, seem to hang there complete by themselves. But when the web is pulled askew, hooked up at the edge, torn in the middle, one remembers that these webs are not spun in midair by incorporeal creatures, but are the work of suffering human beings, and are attached to the grossly material things, like health and money and the houses we live in.virginia woolf
The world needed only two things to exist in peace : English literature – Shakespeare – and Carnatic music which cam express everything that humans wish musically to express. Carnatic music was the most essential music of humanity .
Shakespeare ’s plays feature many soliloquies, some of which are his most famous passages. Perhaps the most famous is Hamlet ’s ‘to be or not to be’ soliloquy, where Hamlet contemplates suicide . The audience is taken through his thought processes, where he balances the pros and cons of ending his life – an all time classic soliloquy.
The Soliloquies developed by great dramtists like Calderon or Racine , Lessing or Schiller are distinctive soliloquies developed within certain limits and are not in the same way as of the typical soliloquy of Shakespeare ...if we were to postulate several basic types of soliloquy in Shakespeare, following the functional patterns found in drama before his time... we would only partially succeed in assigning to them the abundance of individual soliloquies. For all such categories as expositional soliloquy, reflective soliloquy, homily and so on, turn to be applicable in part only.
Shakespeare, en tombant ainsi sur moi à l'improviste, me foudroya. Son éclair, en m'ouvrant le ciel de l'art avec un fracas sublime, m'en illumina les plus lointaines profondeurs. Je reconnus la vraie grandeur, la vraie beauté, la vraie vérité dramatiques.hector berlioz
Shakespeare alternated between musical surrenders to social prestige and magnificent fits of poetic remorse.laura riding
Shakespeare was the Homer, or father of our dramatic poets;Jonson was theVirgil, the pattern of elaborate writing; I admire him, but I love Shakespeare.john dryden
The English have Shakespeare, the Russians have Chekhov, the French Molie' re but we have the western.
[a character in Mr Puff's play within a play,'The Spanish Armanda'] Perdition catch my soul but I do love thee. : Haven't I heard that line before? : No, I fancy not.Where pray? :Yes, I think there is something like it in Othello. : Gad! now you put me in mind on't, I believe there isbut that's of no consequence; all that can be said is, that two people happened to hit upon the same thoughtand Shakespeare made use of it first, that's all.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
One of the greatest geniuses that ever existed, Shakespeare, undoubtedly wanted taste.
With a thorough knowledge of the Bible, Shakespeare and Wisden, you cannot go far wrong.
If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth.joyce brothers
In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.hubert humphrey
I'll bet Shakespeare compromised himself a lot; anybody who's in the entertainment industry does to some extent.christopher isherwood
One of his hobbies was to wait for the American Shakespeare a hobby more patient than angling.gilbert keith chesterton
Every philosophy is complete in itself and, like a genuine work of art, contains the totality. Just as the works of Apelles and Sophocles, if Raphael and Shakespeare had known them, should not have appeared to them as mere preliminary exercises for their own work, but rather as a kindred force of the spirit, so, too reason cannot find in its own earlier forms mere useful preliminary exercises for itself.georg wilhelm friedrich hegel
And pomp, and feast, and revelry, With mask, and antique pageantry, Such sights as youthful poets dream On summer eves by haunted stream. Then to the well-trod stage anon, If Jonson's learned sock be on, Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy's child, Warble his native wood-notes wild, And ever, against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse Such as the meeting soul may pierce, In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out.john milton
It was Mr. Greenaway's conceit, and a terrifically promising one, that in this " Tempest " Mr. Gielgud's Prospero should also be a mirror image of Shakespeare at the end of his career, with a further association to the actor himself, nearing the end of his career as an actor.
Tales of power and ambition and intrigue and betrayal and desire - when you're telling those in a big way, you automatically want to go to Shakespeare .
If Shakespeare required a word and had not met it in civilised discourse, he unhesitatingly made it up.
Remember that Jules Verne was a sort of Shakespeare of science fiction, and we would feel derelict if we did not give his stories in our columns.
Talk not of genius baffled. Genius is master of man; Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can. Blot out my name , that the spirits of Shakespeare and Milton and Burns Look not down on the praises of fools with a pity my soul yet spurns.
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