William Shakespeare Quotes

Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing. (Troilus and Cressida)

If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men’s cottages prince’s palaces. (The Merchant of Venice)

Stay we no longer, dreaming of renown, But sound the trumpets, and about our task. (Henry VI)

Action is eloquence. (Coriolanus)

The play’s the thing Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king. (Hamlet)

Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special o’erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, […]

Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue: but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently; for in the […]

I dote on his very absence. (The Merchant of Venice)