SHAKESPEARE AND LOVE: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

For Valentine’s Day this year, I’m in a shakespearean mood, and have decided to offer you a bouquet of Love Quotes from the bard.

If one of your favourites is missing from this collection, please add it in a COMMENT below.

 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY !

 

Romeo-and-JulietMy bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
(Romeo and Juliet, 2.2)

 

Hear my soul speak:
The very instant that I saw you, did
My heart fly to your service.
(The Tempest, 3.1)

 

 

 

Let me not to the marriage of true minds     fmimg2516992741203487164
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
(Sonnet 116)

 

Eternity was in our lips and eyes,

Anthony and Cleopatra
Anthony and Cleopatra

Bliss in our brows’ bent; none our parts so poor   

But was a race of heaven.
(Antony and Cleopatra, 1.3)

 

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
(Hamlet, 2.2)

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When Love speaks, the voice of all the gods
Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.
(Love’s Labour’s Lost, 4.3)

 

See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
O that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek.
(Romeo and Juliet, 2.2)

 

The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.
(As You Like It, 3.4)

 

 

 

What made me love thee? let that persuade thee
there’s something extraordinary in thee. I cannot: but I love thee; none
but thee; and thou deservest it.
(The Merry Wives of Windsor, 3.3)

 

Love is a spirit all compact of fire.   
(Venus and Adonis, 151)

 

Venus and Adonis
Venus and Adonis
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