365 Days of Shakespeare

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12. Five Great Love Quotes

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In honor of mine and Adam’s six-month anniversary, I have decided to post my five favorite quotes about love from Shakespeare!

1. “Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.” –Hamlet

I know Hamlet doesn’t exactly end with a neatly-tied-up wedding at the end like Shakespeare so often does with his comedies, and I know he basically destroys his girlfriend, but this quote from his letter to Ophelia is just too lovely.

2. “If music be the food of love, play on.” –Twelfth Night

The opening words of Twelfth Night speak to lovers and music lovers alike!

3. “Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?” –As You Like It

As You Like It is pretty much about just that…falling in love at first sight. Adam claims this is what happened when he first saw me (awwww).

4. “I would not wish any companion in the world but you.” – The Tempest

That’s pretty much the best thing you can say to the one you love…they become your confidante, your best friend, your lover, and your family, so how could you wish any other companion? Thank you, Miranda, for summarizing the thoughts of those in love so well!

5. “I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say ‘I love you’.” –Henry V

What better way to express your love than by uttering the simplest – and yet most beautiful – of all phrases?


Written by Caroline Mincks

October 12, 2009 at 6:19 PM

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