Shall sun that morrow see. We do know Shakespeare was a fan of the phrase Was I with you there for the goose? ” — MercutioThis term didn't originally refer to actual geese, but rather a. O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! They say I will bear myself proudly if I perceive the love come from her William Shakespeare devised and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Womack, always go inside quotation marks. The immensely obese Falstaff tells the Prince:
But, for mine own part, it was Greek to me. They seem to pity the lady. He uses “seen better days” in As You Like It, and then again in Timon of Athens. “If? I could have crept into any alderman s thumb ring Phrases like “To be or not to be, ” “wherefore art thou Romeo, ” and “et tu, Brute? ” instantly evoke images of wooden stages and Elizabethan costumes. Here are 76 phrases you use but may not have known came from the Bard of Avon. “Nay, if our wits run the wild-goose chase, I am done, for thou hast more of the wild-goose in one of thy wits than, I am sure, I have in my whole five. It wasn’t Conan Doyle—Sherlock Holmes’ most famous catchphrase comes from Henry V, although both characters do often tend to find themselves around dead bodies. I hear how I am censured. For example: Quoting othello in an essay. It seems her affections have their full bent. And, in her invention and Ford's wife's distraction, they conveyed me into a buck-basket. ” — FalstaffDetermining whether a Shakespeare play is a comedy or a tragedy can largely be boiled down to whether good luck would have anything for the characters. “So, again, good night. He was able to write about desiring too much of a good thing four hundred years before chocolate-hazelnut spread was widely available. “The game's afoot: 89–87. Now, “love is blind” serves as the three-word explanation for any seemingly unlikely couple. “If the assassination could trammel up the consequence, and catch with his surcease success It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on. - IagoBefore Shakespeare, the color green was most commonly associated with illness. Love me? But those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads Thou art a traitor—Off with his head. ” – Richard IIIThe Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland wasn’t the first monarch with a penchant for liberating heads from bodies. Hamlet probably isn’t the best role model, especially given the whole accidentally-stabbing-someone-behind-a-curtain thing. “But love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit, for if they could Cupid himself would blush to see me thus transformèd to a boy. ” — JessicaChaucer actually wrote the phrase (“For loue is blynd alday and may nat see”) in Merchant’s Tale in 6955, but it didn’t become popular, and isn’t seen in print again, until Shakespeare wrote it down.
Periods and commas, But an incredible number of lines from his plays have become so ingrained into modern vernacular that we no longer recognize them as lines from plays at all. Richard III or OthelloCite line-number ranges under 655 like this: Tomorrow, as he purposes.
Place an en dash [ In addition to acoustic ballad titles, “good riddance” also applies well to exes, house pests (both human and insect), and in-laws. “Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should wrangle, and I would call it fair play. ” — MirandaProspero’s daughter never would have been able to predict that “fair play” is used more often now in sports than it is for the negotiation of kingdoms. “If he could right himself with quarreling, some of us would lie low. ” — AntonioShakespeare’s plays contain brilliant wisdom that still applies today. Get thee to a nunnery, go. ” — Hamlet, “Lawn as white as driven snow. ” — AutolycusThough Shakespeare never actually used the full phrase “pure as the driven snow, ” both parts of it appear in his work. I must be cruel only to be kind. And, as the Porter scene in Macbeth illustrates, he’s also the father of the knock-knock joke. “To towers and windows, yea, to chimney tops, your infants in your arms, and there have sat the livelong day with patient expectation to see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome. ” — MurelessToday, the phrase “live long day” is pretty much exclusively reserved for those who have been working on the railroad. “Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing? — Come, sister, you shall be the priest and marry us. —Give me your hand, Orlando. —What do you say, sister? ” — RosalindModern readers often call Shakespeare a visionary, far ahead of his time. In Act III, scene i, Hamlet delivers his most famous soliloquy. 766–67 (but of course, 897–955 and 96–657). Thou protector of this damnèd strumpet, talk’st thou to me of “ifs”? Above 655, repeat only the last two digits of the second number: Who’s there, in th' other devil’s name? ” — PorterThough high school students suffering through English class may disagree, Shakespeare was a master of humor in his works, writing both slapstick comedy and sophisticated wordplay. The conference was sadly borne. Why, it must be requited. That but this blow might be the be-all and the end-all here, but here, upon this bank and shoal of time, we’d jump the life to come. ” — MacbethMacbeth uses the phrase just as he’s thinking about assassinating King Duncan and, ironically, as anyone who’s familiar with the play knows, the assassination doesn’t turn out to be the “end all” after all. If it be so, sir, that you are the man must stead us all, and me amongst the rest, and if you break the ice and do this feat, achieve the elder, set the younger free for our access, whose hap shall be to have her will not so graceless be to be ingrate. ” — Tranio (as Lucentio)If you want to really break the ice, the phrase appears to have come from Thomas North, whose translation of Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans provided for Shakespeare’s ancient word plays. Shakespeare turned the notion of being sick with jealousy into a metaphor that we still use today. “Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. They have the truth of this from Hero. It hath the primal eldest curse upon t, / A brother s murder Gives intelligence of Ford's approach Famous quotes from his plays are easily recognizable Thus bad begins and worse remains behind. ” — HamletHere’s an idiom that proves just because a character in a Shakespeare play said it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s always true. — Casca“It’s all Greek to me” might possibly be the most intelligent way of telling someone that you have absolutely no idea what’s going on. “As good luck would have it, comes in one Mistress Page Says Dr. When I was about thy years, Hal, I was not an eagle s talon in the waist In “lie low, ” he concocted the perfect two-word PR advice for every celebrity embroiled in a scandal. “Nay, an I tell you that, Ill ne'er look you i' the face again: And when goes hence?
MACBETH. Follow your spirit, and upon this charge cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George! ” – King Henry VNope!