Category Archives: Romantic Shakespearean Quotes

What’s in a name? Nagorno-Karabakh

… that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet… On this point I would disagree with Juliet. If, rather than ‘rose’ the flower were called, say, ‘globularia’, the perfume would be the same, but … Continue reading

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Sex, War and Patriarchy

“… All this the world well knows, yet none knows well To shun the heaven, that leads men to this hell” (SON 129) In the Sinai desert and Paris, we have just witnessed the triumph of horror, the summit of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare & Valentine Quotes

He who watches the mainstream news, or alternative sources, with  videos showing beheadings by Isis, and the slaughter of civilians in Novorussia by the army of democracy, has reasons for pessimism. The news may prompt a mood where this goodly … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Memories for 2014

When to the session of sweet silent thought, we summon up remembrance of things past…. (Sonnet # 30) …. as we do at the end of the year, our memories for 2014 include, among other things, three historical anniversaries. One hundred … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and a Rose for Christmas

“At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new fangled mirth, But like of each thing as in season grows.” (Love’s Labours Lost, act 1, sc. 1) I began the blog thinking of the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Truth & the Berlin Wall

“When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty’s field….” These lines from the famous Sonnet may come to mind when looking at the picture of the young lady, talking on a portable phone, the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Nostalgia, a Tiramisu and an Italian Restaurant

“… dainty bits Make rich the ribs, but bankrupt quite the wits.” (Love’s Labours Lost, act 1, sc. 1) Amidst the mist of business, war and folly, compounded in the subjects of recent articles, the following  “news, which is indeed … Continue reading

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Shakespeare at St. Valentine

Many, or at least the overwhelming majority of St. Valentine traditionalists, will acquire one or more cards from sundry stationery stores or franchises. Nothing wrong, of course, except that the pre-printed messages on St. Valentine cards are often more soft … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, a Christmas Rose, Reflection and Music

“At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new fangled mirth, But like of each thing as in season grows.” (Love’s Labours Lost, act 1, sc. 1 “It’s the season to be jolly…etc.” And, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky and the Brothers Karamazov

“When I consider everything that grows, Holds in perfection but a little moment, That this huge stage presenteth nought but shows, Whereon the stars in secret influence comment.” (SON.15) While considering the lies (except one), uttered by Obama at Mandela’s … Continue reading

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