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


Lord Wessex: I cannot shed blood in her house, but I will cut your throat anon. Do you have a name?
William Shakespeare: Christopher Marlowe, at your service.


Nurse: My lady, the house is stirring. It is a new day.
Viola De Lesseps: It is a new WORLD.

[expressing displeasure with Juliet's performance] Suffering cats!

[last lines] My story starts at sea... a perilous voyage to an unknown land... a shipwreck... the wild waters roar and heave... the brave vessel is dashed all to pieces, and all the helpless souls within her drowned... all save one... a lady... whose soul is greater than the ocean... and her spirit stronger than the sea's embrace... not for her a watery end, but a new life beginning on a stranger shore. It will be a love story... for she will be my heroine for all time. And her name... Viola.

William Shakespeare: I have a new play.
Christopher Marlowe: What's it called?
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter.
Christopher Marlowe: What is the story?
William Shakespeare: Well, there's this pirate... In truth I have not written a word.
Christopher Marlowe: Romeo...Romeo is Italian. Always in and out of love.
William Shakespeare: Yes, that's good. Until he meets...
Christopher Marlowe: Ethel
William Shakespeare: Do you think?
Christopher Marlowe: The daughter of his enemy.
William Shakespeare: The daughter of his enemy...
Christopher Marlowe: His best friend is killed in a duel by Ethel's brother, or something. His name is Mercutio.
William Shakespeare: Mercutio...Good name.
Nol: Will, they're waiting for you!
William Shakespeare: I'm coming...Good luck with yours, Kit.
Christopher Marlowe: I thought your play was for Burbage.
William Shakespeare: This is a different one.
Christopher Marlowe: A different one you haven't written?

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

The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.

And you, Sir, are a Warwickshire shithouse.

Viola de Lesseps: [as Thomas Kent] Tell me how you love her, Will.
William Shakespeare: Like a sickness and its cure together.

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

Viola De Lesseps: Master Shakespeare?
William Shakespeare: The same, alas.
Viola De Lesseps: Oh, but why "alas"?
William Shakespeare: A lowly player.
Viola De Lesseps: Alas indeed, for I thought you the highest poet of my esteem and writer of plays that capture my heart.
William Shakespeare: Oh - I am him too!

It is not a comedy I'm writing now.

[on first hearing the tragic ending to Romeo and Juliet] Well, that will have them rolling in the aisles.

[singing the stage directions] Gentlemen upstage; ladies downstage... Are you a lady Mr. Kent?

Love denied blights the soul we owe to God.