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#1. Had Shakespeare listened to the news of Duncans death in a tavern or heard the knocking on his own bedroom door after he had finished the writing of Macbeth? - Author: Graham Greene
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#2. Poor, harmless paper, that might have gone to print a Shakespeare on, and was instead so clumsily defaced with nonsense. - Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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#3. You are always naked when you start writing; you are always as if you had never written anything before; you are always a beginner. Shakespeare wrote without knowing he would become Shakespeare - Author: Erica Jong
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#4. The best models of English writing are Shakespeare and the Old Testament. - Author: Aleister Crowley
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#5. With Will Shakespeare writing your government's propaganda, you can't go wrong, can you? - Author: Peter Hambleton
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#6. If Shakespeare were alive today, he might be writing on Twitter. - Author: Ai Weiwei
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#7. If Shakespeare had lived in our age, he would have been sued for writing Romeo And Juliet, because as everybody knows, he plagiarized that from an Italian play. - Author: Lloyd Kaufman
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#8. If Shakespeare was alive today, he'd be writing wrestling shows. - Author: Chris Jericho
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#9. Shakespeare in Love ... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent. - Author: Anita Diament
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#10. I'd be the first person to say I can't write dialogue. My dialogue is very utilitarian and is designed to move things forward. I'm not Shakespeare. It's not designed to be poetic. - Author: George Lucas
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#11. I think Shakespeare got drunk after he finished King Lear. That he had a ball writing it. - Author: Louis Auchincloss
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#12. If Shakespeare were alive today and writing comedy for the movies, he would be the head-liner for the Mack Sennett studios. - Author: Robert Benchley
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#13. Never durst a poet touch a pen to write
Until his ink was tempered with love's sighs. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#14. Dramatic fiction - William Shakespeare made his biggest mark writing dramatic love stories. - Author: Nicholas Sparks
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#15. When he was alive, you shared a great affinity. A love of writing, books, Shakespeare, journalism, a certain way of looking at the world," Marla says. "You must have felt very validated by him, understood for who you were. Your incredible connection to him was very empowering. - Author: Donna Jackson Nakazawa
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#16. And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet's pen turns them into shapes, and give to airy nothings a local habitation and a name. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#17. To be a well-favoured man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#18. Critchley and Webster's fierce, witty exploration of Hamlet makes most other writing about Shakespeare seem simpleminded. - Author: Hari Kunzru
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#19. Someone watches over us when we write. Mother. Teacher. Shakespeare. God. - Author: Martin Amis
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#20. Shakespeare was a man who wrote poetry. I'm a man who writes poetry. Why not compare yourself to the best? - Author: Jay-Z
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#21. It would positively be a relief to me to dig Shakespeare up and throw stones at him. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#22. This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#23. If Shakespeare had been in pro basketball, he never would have had time to write his soliloquies. He would have always been on a plane between Phoenix and Kansas City. - Author: Paul Westhead
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#24. Writing 'William Shakespeare's Star Wars' was a fun exercise in mixing just the right amount of the Bard with just the right amount of everyone's favorite galaxy far, far away. - Author: Ian Doescher
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#25. I enjoy all forms of writing, but playwrighting is what made me what I am. Not only working with the ghosts of Chekhov and Ibsen and Shakespeare, but what it is to be a playwright, to be interacting with human beings in the live theater and affect people on such a direct, emotional level. - Author: John Logan
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#26. I strive for what you do find in Shakespeare's work - that there is a definite humanity and a definite character behind the writing in the sonnets, and it's very real because it's so deeply personal. I try to aspire to that in what I do. - Author: Rufus Wainwright
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#27. O, how I faint when I of you do write, Knowing a better spirit doth use your name, And in the praise thereof spends all his might To make me tongue-tied speaking of your fame. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#28. I love writing literary stuff. My favorite writer is definitely Edgar Allan Poe - so imaginative and prolific. My second favorite writer would have to be Shakespeare - I love the emotion and human truths he touches on so beautifully. - Author: MC Lars
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#29. Shakespeare is not writing Christian fantasy but Christian realism, and this entails martyrdom and suffering on the part of the innocent. This is the real world in which Shakespeare found himself. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#30. In writing 'William Shakespeare's Star Wars,' I had the freedom to go beyond the original script and add asides, soliloquys and even new scenes. The main characters all get a soliloquy or two - or in Luke's case, several. - Author: Ian Doescher
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#31. People's good deeds we write in water. The evil deeds are etched in brass. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#32. Some people consider the way Shakespeare was writing about Ophelia as erotomania-that she was delusional in thinking that Hamlet was in love with her. But I don't think so. - Author: Jack White
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#33. I really like Shakespeare a lot. The characters that he writes for females, I think, are really great and a lot more compelling than what modern writers write, which is weird because they didn't have actresses then. - Author: Julia Stiles
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#34. Nobody with any real sense of humor *can* write a love story ... Shakespeare is the exception that proves the rule. (90-91) - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#35. Think of Shakespeare and Melville and you think of thunder, lightning, wind. They all knew the joy of creating in large or small forms, on unlimited or restricted canvases. These are the children of the gods. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#36. In a thousand words I can have the Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, the Hippocratic Oath, a sonnet by Shakespeare, the Preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and almost all of the Boy Scout Oath. Now exactly what picture were you planning to trade for all that? - Author: Roy H. Williams
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#37. It's certainly hard to find fault with a work that quotes Shakespeare, Homer, and a dirty limerick about "the young man from Oswego. - Author: Simon Sheppard
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#38. With due apologies to Shakespeare, some people are born writers, some people achieve it after a lot of hard work, some people have a writing career thrust upon them. I am in that last group. - Author: Amish Tripathi
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#39. You must write as if Dostoyevsky himself will be reading your novel, and Shakespeare will be acting it out. - Author: Christina Westover
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#40. I can't write a book commensurate with Shakespeare, but I can write a book by me. - Author: Walter Raleigh
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#41. I kept writing not because I felt I was so good, but because I felt they were so bad, including Shakespeare, all those. The stilted formalism, like chewing cardboard. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#42. Of the authors writing in English, I'd mention Shakespeare and Milton. But all this is terribly high-hat and makes me sound very po-faced, I'm afraid; however, I just happen to like these enormous, swinging, great creatures. - Author: William Golding
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#43. When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for stuff to lie on the page; it was supposed to get up and move around. - Author: Ken Kesey
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#44. I know Shakespeare said art is holding up a mirror to nature- but you're actually bending and refracting it through your interior dialogue ... - Author: John Geddes
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#45. I can't think of anything worse than calling Shakespeare 'highbrow,' because on the one hand, it's brilliant writing. But his plays were popular. People went to see them. - Author: Timothy Dalton
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#46. Like madness is the glory of this life. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#47. You might learn as much about how to write by reading Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Wallace Stevens, Raymond Chandler, Saul Bellow, Paul Muldoon or a hundred other good novelists or poets than by seeing another round of John Ford revivals. - Author: David Denby
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#48. When I was in junior high, I would carry around this huge volume of Shakespeare. I just like the romantic vibe. I write about it because I fall in and out of love quite a bit. I was always pulling on my mother's heartstrings to get more love. - Author: Fefe Dobson
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#49. It's a myth that older writers can't write for younger audiences. Shakespeare wasn't 15 when he wrote Romeo and Juliet. - Author: Tracy Keenan Wynn
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#50. American radio is the reverse of the Shakespearean stage. In Shakespeare's time the world's greatest dramas were acted with the most primitive technical arrangements; on the American air the world's most primitive writing is performed under perfect technical conditions. - Author: George Mikes
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#51. No man, even though he be Shakespeare, can write perfectly when his web is woven of threads that have been spun in many lands. - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#52. Will Fortune never come with both hands full,
But write her fair words still in foulest terms? - Author: William Shakespeare
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#53. Write till your ink be dry, and with your tears
Moist it again, and frame some feeling line
That may discover such integrity. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#54. Shakespeare was the Homer, or father of our dramatic poets;Jonson was theVirgil, the pattern of elaborate writing; I admire him, but I love Shakespeare. - Author: John Dryden
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#55. My writing improved the more I wrote - and the more I read good writing, from Shakespeare on down. - Author: Dick Schaap
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#56. Every author has the whole past to contend with; all the centuries are upon him. He is compared with Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Milton. - Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#57. Malone's commentary on Sonnet 93 was a defining moment in the history not only of Shakespeare studies but also of literary biography in general. What has emerged in our time as a dominant form of life writing can trace its lineage back to this extended footnote. - Author: James Shapiro
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#58. I once did hold it, as our statists do,
A baseness to write fair, and labour'd much
How to forget that learning; but, sir, now
It did me yeoman's service. - Author: William Shakespeare
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