Friday, March 16, 2012


1. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.

~ Theseus, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

2. Love is merely a madness, and I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do; and the reason why they are not so punished and cured is that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers are in love too.

~ Rosalind, As You Like It.

3. Alas, that love, so gentle in his view
Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof.

~ Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet.

4. Men have died from time to time and worms have eaten them, but not for love.

~ Rosalind, As You Like It.

Shakespeare sure had some right notions about love.

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