Shakespeare Tragedy Famous Quotes & Sayings

51 Shakespeare Tragedy Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The
Is it not the singularity of life that terrifies us? Is not the decisive difference between comedy and tragedy that tragedy denies us another chance? Shakespeare over and over demonstrates life's singularity - the irrevocability of our decisions, hasty and even mad though they be. How solemn and huge and deeply pathetic our life does loom in its once-and doneness, how inexorably linear, even though our rotating, revolving planet offers us the cycles of the day and of the year to suggest that existence is intrinsically cyclical, a playful spin, and that there will always be, tomorrow morning or the next, another chance.John Updike Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By John Updike: Is it not the singularity of life that terrifies us? Is not the decisive difference
When I was twelve, my sixth-grade English class went on a field trip to see Franco Zeffirelli's film adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. From that moment forward I dreamed that someday I'd meet my own Juliet. I'd marry her and I would love her with the same passion and intensity as Romeo. The fact
that their marriage lasted fewer than three days before they both were dead
didn't seem to affect my fantasy. Even if they had lived, I don't think their
relationship could have survived. Let's face it, being that emotionally aflame, sexually charged, and transcendentally eloquent every single second can really start to grate on a person's nerves. However, if I could find someone to love just a fraction of the way that Montague loved his Capulet, then marrying her would be worth it.
Annabelle Gurwitch Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Annabelle Gurwitch: When I was twelve, my sixth-grade English class went on a field trip to see
PROLOGUE:
For us and for our tragedy,
Here stooping to your clemency,
We beg your hearing patiently.
HAMLET:
Is this a prologue or the posy of a ring?
William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: PROLOGUE:For us and for our tragedy,Here stooping to your clemency,We beg your hearing patiently.HAMLET:Is this
She gave me for my pains a world of sighs.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: She gave me for my pains a world of sighs.
Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.
In Shakespeare, tragedy was the flame struck from the clash of moral principles; hereGarth Risk Hallberg Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Garth Risk Hallberg: In Shakespeare, tragedy was the flame struck from the clash of moral principles; here
I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare, a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements. I think that's a beautiful line.Maximilian Schell Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Maximilian Schell: I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare, a symphony by
I trained in Shakespeare, and that's all comedy, even when it's tragedy.Olivia Thirlby Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Olivia Thirlby: I trained in Shakespeare, and that's all comedy, even when it's tragedy.
I love Shakespeare. In Shakespeare, tragedy is not just something that's bad. It's something that could be good and is bad.Rafe Esquith Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Rafe Esquith: I love Shakespeare. In Shakespeare, tragedy is not just something that's bad. It's something that
The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited. Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor Plautus too light. For the law of writ and the liberty, these are the only men.
Polonius
William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical,
You know how they categorize Shakespeare's plays, right? If it ends with a wedding, it's a comedy. And if it ends with a funeral, it's a tragedy.Robyn Schneider Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Robyn Schneider: You know how they categorize Shakespeare's plays, right? If it ends with a wedding, it's
Actors are so fortunate. They can choose whether they will appear in tragedy or in comedy, whether they will suffer or make merry, laugh or shed tears. But in real life it is different. Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualifications. Our Guildensterns play Hamlet for us, and our Hamlets have to jest like Prince Hal. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.Oscar Wilde Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Oscar Wilde: Actors are so fortunate. They can choose whether they will appear in tragedy or in
Finish, good lady; the bright day is done, And we are for the Dark.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Finish, good lady; the bright day is done, And we are for the Dark.
I cannot heave my heart into my mouth. I love your majesty according to my bond; no more no less.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: I cannot heave my heart into my mouth. I love your majesty according to my
I profess myself an enemy to all other joys, which the most precious square of sense possesses, and find I am alone felicitate in your dear highness love.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: I profess myself an enemy to all other joys, which the most precious square of
So our virtues
Lie in the interpretation of the time:
And power, unto itself most commendable,
Hath not a tomb so evident as a chair
To extol what it hath done.
One fire drives out one fire; one nail, one nail;
Rights by rights falter, strengths by strengths do fail.
William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: So our virtuesLie in the interpretation of the time:And power, unto itself most commendable,Hath not
Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter; dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty, beyond waht can be valued, rich or rare; no less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honor; as much as child e'er loved, or father found; a love that makes breath poor, and speech unable; beyond all manner of so much I love you.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter; dearer than eye-sight, space,
...he lifted the fat and frightened hawk onto his fist reciting it passages from Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard II, Othello-- 'but tragedy had to be kept out of the voice'-- and all the sonnets he could remember, whistling hymns to it, playing it Gilbert and Sullivan and Italian opera, and deciding, on reflection, that hawks liked Shakespeare best.Helen Macdonald Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Helen Macdonald: ...he lifted the fat and frightened hawk onto his fist reciting it passages from Hamlet,
Shakespeare's enduring tragedy did its part to further the goals of the Mercenaries - glamorizing death, making dying for love seem the most noble act of all, though nothing could be further from the truth. Taking an innocent life - in a misguided attempt to prove love or for any other reason - is a useless waste.Stacey Jay Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Stacey Jay: Shakespeare's enduring tragedy did its part to further the goals of the Mercenaries - glamorizing
If Shakespeare thought comedy worthwhile, that means the rest of us can take a break from tragedy now and then without betraying our calling, even if the modern professional intellectual, a poseur by nature, has yet to discover this.Mark Helprin Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Mark Helprin: If Shakespeare thought comedy worthwhile, that means the rest of us can take a break
Tragedy is a great storytelling form. It worked extremely well for Shakespeare. It worked extremely well for Jim Cameron with 'Titanic.'Carlton Cuse Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Carlton Cuse: Tragedy is a great storytelling form. It worked extremely well for Shakespeare. It worked extremely
How now! Here's the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.
Lady Macbeth
William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: How now! Here's the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will
Receive what cheer you may. The night is long that never finds the day.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Receive what cheer you may. The night is long that never finds the day.
Had he not resembled My father as he slept I had done't!
Macbeth
William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Had he not resembled My father as he slept I had done't! Macbeth
It is a pity that the great dramatist did not select from Plutarch's works some hero who took the side of the people, some Agis or Cleomenes, or, better yet, one of the Gracchi. What a tragedy he might have based on the life of Tiberius, the friend of the people and the martyr in their cause! But the spirit which guided Schiller in the choice of William Tell for a hero was a stranger to Shakespeare's heart, and its promptings would have met with no response there.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: It is a pity that the great dramatist did not select from Plutarch's works some
I despised my arrival on this earth and I despise my departure; it is a tragedy.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: I despised my arrival on this earth and I despise my departure; it is a
Affliction is enamoured of thy parts,
And thou art wedded to calamity.
William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, And thou art wedded to calamity.
O honorable strumpetWilliam Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: O honorable strumpet
It would cost you a groaning to take off my edge.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: It would cost you a groaning to take off my edge.
If e'er again I meet him beard to beard, he's mine or I am his.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: If e'er again I meet him beard to beard, he's mine or I am his.
Each new morn
New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows
Strike heaven on the face, that it resounds
As if it felt with Scotland, and yelled out
Like syllable of dolor.
William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Each new mornNew widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrowsStrike heaven on the face, that
Life is the tragedy,' she said bitterly. 'You know how they categorize Shakespeare's plays, right? If it ends with a wedding, it's a comedy. And if it ends with a funeral, it's a tragedy. So we're all living tragedies, because we all end the same way, and it isn't with a goddamn wedding.Robyn Schneider Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Robyn Schneider: Life is the tragedy,' she said bitterly. 'You know how they categorize Shakespeare's plays, right?
For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
Instead of weeping when a tragedy occurs in a songbird's life, it sings away its grief. I believe we could well follow the pattern of our feathered friends.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Instead of weeping when a tragedy occurs in a songbird's life, it sings away its
The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, which still we thank as love.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, which still we thank as love.
Mistrust of good success hath done this deed.
O hateful error, Melancholy's child,
Why dost thou show to the apt thoughts of men
The things that are not? O Error, soon concieved,
Thou never com'st unto a happy birth,
But kill'st the mother that engendered thee.
William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Mistrust of good success hath done this deed.O hateful error, Melancholy's child,Why dost thou show
Stricken down with consumption in 1819, Keats, after weeks in bed, wrote to Fanny Brawne: "Now I have had opportunities of passing nights anxious and awake, I have found thoughts obtrude upon me.'If I should die,' said I to myself,'I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered.'" "If I had had time" - this is the tragedy of all great men. Keats never wrote anything of importance after that; nevertheless, his friends are remembered because of him, and he has left behind him poems as immortal as English, and more perfect than Shakespeare.WeWill Durant Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Will Durant: Stricken down with consumption in 1819, Keats, after weeks in bed, wrote to Fanny Brawne:
The essence of Macbeth is seeing a great and intelligent man succumb to the forces of darkness. What gives the tragedyWilliam Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: The essence of Macbeth is seeing a great and intelligent man succumb to the forces
Folly is
so human that it has common roots with poetry and tragedy; it is
revealed as much in the insane asylum as in the writings of a
Cervantes or a Shakespeare, or in the deep psychological insights
and cries of revolt of a Nietzsche.
Richard Howard Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Richard Howard: Folly is so human that it has common roots with poetry and tragedy; it is
Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard,
A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark
Is by a forged process of my death
Rankly abused: but know, thou noble youth,
The serpent that did sting thy father's life
Now wears his crown.
William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard,A serpent stung me; so the whole ear
A few people have ventured to imitate Shakespeare's tragedy. But no audacious spirit has dreamed or dared to imitate Shakespeare's comedy. No one has made any real attempt to recover the loves and the laughter of Elizabethan England. The low dark arches, the low strong pillars upon which Shakespeare's temple rests we can all explore and handle. We can all get into his mere tragedy; we can all explore his dungeon and penetrate into his coal-cellar, but we stretch our hands and crane our necks in vain towards that height where the tall turrets of his levity are tossed towards the sky. Perhaps it is right that this should be so; properly understood, comedy is an even grander thing than tragedy.G.K. Chesterton Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: A few people have ventured to imitate Shakespeare's tragedy. But no audacious spirit has dreamed
It's a kind of Romeo and Juliet story in which Gul Makai and Musa Khan meet at school and fall in love. But they are from different tribes, so their love causes a war. However, unlike Shakespeare's play their story doesn't end in tragedy. Gul Makai uses the Holy Quran to teach her elders that war is bad and they eventually stop fighting and allow the lovers to unite.Malala Yousafzai Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Malala Yousafzai: It's a kind of Romeo and Juliet story in which Gul Makai and Musa Khan
[Shakespeare realized that] Women are able to understand themselves better on a personal level and survive in the world if they dress in men's clothing, thus living underground, safe (...). The presence of women disguising themselves as men dictates that the play be a comedy; women remaining in their frocks, a tragedy. In four great tragedies -Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear- almost all the women die (...).
How much the women have to adhere to the rules and regulations of their enviroment makes a large difference. Once Rosalind [disguised as a man in As You Like It] has run away from the court, she has no institutional structures to deal with. Ophelia [in her frocks] is surrounded tightly by institutional structures of family, court, and politics; only by going mad can be get out of it all.
Tina Packer Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Tina Packer: [Shakespeare realized that] Women are able to understand themselves better on a personal level and
You can't just skip the boring parts."
"Of course I can skip the boring parts."
"How do you know they're boring if you don't read them?"
"I can tell."
"Then you can't say you've read the whole play."
"I think I can live a happy life, Meryl Lee, even if I don't read the boring parts of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark."
"Who knows?" she said. "Maybe you can't.
Gary D. Schmidt Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Gary D. Schmidt: You can't just skip the boring parts.""Of course I can skip the boring parts.""How do
Unsex me here and fill me from crown to toe full of direst cruelty That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose. MacbethWilliam Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Unsex me here and fill me from crown to toe full of direst cruelty That
Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least; nor are those empty-hearted whose low sounds reverb no hollowness.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least; nor are those empty-hearted whose low sounds
Shakespeare didn't conceive of his tragedy in Aristotelian terms - that is, as a tragedy of the fall of a flawed great man - but rather as a collision of deeply held and irreconcilable principles, embodied in characters who are destroyed when these principles collide.James Shapiro Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By James Shapiro: Shakespeare didn't conceive of his tragedy in Aristotelian terms - that is, as a tragedy
There are some great roles mostly in Shakespeare's tragedies which no one can play at full strength from beginning to end. One simply hopes that one can hit the peaks as often as one has the strength.Peggy Ashcroft Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Peggy Ashcroft: There are some great roles mostly in Shakespeare's tragedies which no one can play at
Finally, to hinder the description of illness in literature, there is the poverty of the language. English, which can express the thoughts of Hamlet and the tragedy of Lear, has no words for the shiver and the headache. It has all grown one way. The merest schoolgirl, when she falls in love, has Shakespeare or Keats to speak her mind for her; but let a sufferer try to describe a pain in his head to a doctor and language at once runs dry. There is nothing ready made for him. He is forced to coin words himself, and, taking his pain in one hand, and a lump of pure sound in the other (as perhaps the people of Babel did in the beginning), so to crush them together that a brand new word in the end drops out. Probably it will be something laughable.Virginia Woolf Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By Virginia Woolf: Finally, to hinder the description of illness in literature, there is the poverty of the
Nothing in his life became him like leaving it.William Shakespeare Shakespeare Tragedy Sayings By William Shakespeare: Nothing in his life became him like leaving it.