Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shakespeare on Madness, Love and Poetry

“The lunatic, the lover and the poet, Are of imagination all compact. And, as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen Turns them into shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.” … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Dreams, Children of an Idle Brain

“… I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air And more inconstant than the wind” (Romeo and Juliet act 1, sc. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on a Beautiful Female Voice

“….another Juno, who starves the ears she feeds And makes them hungry, the more she gives them speech.” (Pericles act5, sc.1) Tips for use. Perfect reply to the question, “Do you like my singing?” Or if she apologized for having … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Talking Nonsense and Saying Nothing of Substance

“Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff: you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Romantic Compliments with Lilies and Roses

“Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white, Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose. They were but sweet, but figures of delight, Drawn after you, you pattern of all those. (SON.98) Tips for use. Keep these lines at … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Social Darwinism

… clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike.” (Cymbeline, act 4, sc.1) Tips for Use.  This is the reply to yesterday’s views of King Lear on Socialism. It is equally the implied argument of neo-liberals, evangelists … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Socialism and the 99%

“O, reason not the need: our basest     beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous: Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man’s life’s as cheap as beast’s” (King Lear act 2, sc. 4) Tips for Use.  To allay the concerns … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Sleep as a Health-Care Remedy

“The best of rest is sleep, And that thou oft provokest; yet grossly fear’st Thy death, which is no more.” (Measure For Measure act 3, sc.1) Tips for Use. Here is a quotation that, divided into sections, can be applied … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and an Original Way to Say Thank you

 “…within this wall of flesh There is a soul that counts thee her creditor And with advantage means to pay thy love.” (King John act 3, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  For any occasion when you wish to be original … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Improving Power of Time

“How many things by season season’d are To their right praise, and true perfection.” (Merchant of Venice act 5, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  Two possible applications. One, to justify the delay of a decision. “Give it time, how many … Continue reading

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