Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love quotes

58 total quotes (ID: 529)

Edmund Tylney, Master of the Revels
Multiple Characters
Ned Alleyn
Philip Henslowe
Queen Elizabeth
Viola De Lesseps
William Shakespeare


[to her Nurse] I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. No... not the artful postures of love, not playful and poetical games of love for the amusement of an evening, but love that... over-throws life. Unbiddable, ungovernable - like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love - like there has never been in a play.


[to Rosaline] Are you to be my muse?

[to Viola, as they part] You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.

[to Will] Good sir? I heard you were a poet. But a poet of no words?

[Tylney and Rosaline (Burbage's mistress) have just been discovered in Burbage's bed by Will, who barged in expecting to find Burbage] Like you, I found him not at home.

A broad river divides my lovers: family, duty, fate. As unchangeable as nature.

And tell Master Shakespeare, something more cheerful next time, for Twelfth Night.

And you, Sir, are a Warwickshire shithouse.

Fifty pounds! A very worthy sum on a very worthy question. Can a play show us the very truth and nature of love? I bear witness to the wager, and will be the judge of it as occasion arises. I have not seen anything to settle it yet.

Good morning, my lord. I see you are open for business - so let's to church.

I know something of a woman in a man's profession. Yes, by God, I do know about that.

I love you, Will, beyond poetry.

I would stay asleep my whole life, if I could dream myself into a company of players.

I'm a dead man and buggered to boot!

I'm fortune's fool!