Monthly Archives: March 2012

I know What is Going On

“I see things too, although you judge I wink.” (Two Gentlemen from Verona act 1 sc. 2) Tips for Use. Say it to anyone who acts as if you did not know what is going on. Applicable in general to … Continue reading

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A Politician’s Promises as per Shakespeare

“Promising is the very air o’ the time: it opens the eyes of expectation: performance is ever the duller for his act; …To promise is most courtly and fashionable: performance is a kind of will or testament which argues a … Continue reading

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The daffodils are here

“Daffodils, that come before the swallows dare, and take The winds of March with beauty” (Winter’s Tale Act 4, sc. 4) Tips for Use. Flowers are indissolubly linked to romance and the association woman-flower is almost instinctive. A flower is … Continue reading

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Have we all gone mad?

“…have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner?” (Macbeth act 1 sc. 3) Tips for Use. At the office, or in a debate with your political opponent – when the proposal that is aired is complete … Continue reading

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The Winter of our Discontent

“Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried…” (King Richard III act 1sc. 1) Tip for … Continue reading

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When she is really angry….

“More wonderful when angels are so angry”. (King Richard III, act 2, sc. 2) Tip for Use. Perfect repartee when your wife, girlfriend or significant other is mad at you and she shows it. After delivering the line keep in … Continue reading

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Brutus is an honourable man

“But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man.” (Julius Caesar act 3 sc. 2) Tips for Use. This is probably the second best known repartee by William Shakespeare. Perfect at the office when your opponent doggedly … Continue reading

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Nonsense! Or Senseless Speaking

 “… senseless speaking or a speaking such As sense cannot untie.” (Cymbeline act 5 sc. 4) Tips for Use. That many speak nonsense or don’t know what they are talking about requires no explanation or proof. Turn on any TV … Continue reading

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Romantic Shakespeare Quotes. Answer to “May I ask you something?”

“Being thy slave what should I do but tend Upon the hours and times of your desire? I have no precious time at all to spend, Nor services to do till you require.” (SON.57) Tips for Use. Another example of … Continue reading

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Love at First Sight

“…The very instant that I saw you, did My heart fly to your service” (Tempest act 3 sc. 1) Tips for Use. In declarations of love the frontier between the romantic and the ridiculous is usually quite narrow. It is … Continue reading

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