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The master of love and intrigue is at his best in this Shakespeare love quote selection. 

Of all the poets of all time, William Shakespeare is probably the most quoted.  He had an amazing talent to capture the essence of a feeling and wrap it in cotton candy or thunder, as the quote needed.  His words have become part of our vocabulary for love.




My goodness, who doesn't recognize the wonderful Shakespeare love quote

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow.
(Romeo and Juliet)


Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.  
(Sonnet 18)

Following is my favorite Shakespeare love quote selection.  I hope the Shakespearean scholars amongst us will tap into their resources and send us some more.

To wit, then, a Shakespeare love quote:


The course of true love never did run smooth.
(A Midsummer Night's Dream)

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
(Twelfth Night)

But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
 (Romeo and Juliet)

I love you more than words can wield the matter, 
Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty.
(King Lear)

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
(Twelfth Night)

Doubt that the stars are fire, 
Doubt that the sun doth move his aides, 
Doubt truth to be a liar, 
But never doubt I love.

I would not wish any companion in the world but you.
(The Tempest)

This bud of love by summer's ripening breath, 
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.
(Romeo and Juliet)

I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say 'I love you'.
(Henry V)

Kiss me, Kate, we shall be married o'Sunday
(The Taming of the Shrew)

Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise man's son doth know.
(Twelfth Night)

My 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)

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

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)

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
(Sonnet 18)


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The Romeo and Juliet ballet is one of the most achingly beautiful ballets created.  Once you have seen this, a pas de deux will never look the same.


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