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If you had a million Shakespeares, could they write like a monkey?
~By Steven Wright ~


The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art.
~By Montgomery Clift ~


It's incredibly moving to hear some of our greatest actors performing Shakespeare.
~By Judi Dench ~


People have known of Shakespeare's homosexuality down through the ages.
~By George Weinberg ~


Shakespeare was not meant for taverns, nor for tavern louts.
~By Samuel G. Engel ~


I felt a little green, because Shakespeare writes the thought process within the text; it was tricky not to think of what to say and then say it, and instead just deliver the lines.
~By Neil Patrick Harris ~


Sometimes I just crave to play in Shakespeare again and I know and love playing Orlando so much.
~By Basil Rathbone ~


Because Shakespeare's language is so expansive, we're under this misconception that it's difficult. But I discovered that it's easy because it's so brilliantly written. The words are perfect, and the language is intelligent and very emotional.
~By Jessica Lange ~


Well it is certainly the case that the poems - which were in fact published during Shakespeare's lifetime - are weird if they began or originated in this form, as I think they did, because the poems get out of control.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


It was easier to do Shakespeare than a lot of modern movie scripts that are so poorly written.
~By Jessica Lange ~


Wouldn't you like to have heard the voice of Shakespeare, or Jesus Christ?
~By Henry Irving ~


A team is a team is a team. Shakespeare said that many times.
~By Dan Devine ~


When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


If you think about Shakespeare, you remember Richard III and Macbeth before you remember Ferdinand, whose role is just to fall in love and be a bit of a wimp. I love the baddies. More important, though, is making the baddies somehow, weirdly, understood.
~By Mark Strong ~


I am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats.
~By Irving Layton ~


Shakespeare also introduces the supernatural into some of his tragedies; he introduces ghosts, and witches who have supernatural knowledge.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


Shakespeare has no answers for us at all.
~By Edward Bond ~


Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.
~By Richard Branson ~


In Shakespearean tragedy the main source of the convulsion which produces suffering and death is never good: good contributes to this convulsion only from its tragic implication with its opposite in one and the same character.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


I believe that nothing comes of nothing, even in Shakespeare. I wanted to know where he got the matter he was working with and what he did with that matter.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


To me, Mozart is our Shakespeare, the one who wrote the most dramatic, psychologically most baffling music. He combined ideas that no one else would have thought of putting together.
~By Lukas Foss ~


I say this quite deliberately, this is the finest Shakespearean performance I've seen.
~By Donald Wolfit ~


Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly: he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other.
~By Edward Hall ~


I've never done anything for money. My first love is things of limited commercial appeal. I could be happy doing Shakespeare for the rest of my life.
~By Karen Allen ~


There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


Most people, even among those who know Shakespeare well and come into real contact with his mind, are inclined to isolate and exaggerate some one aspect of the tragic fact.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


But as I grew up as a child, falling in love with the theater and Shakespeare, my heroes were Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud.
~By Patrick Stewart ~


We were not allowed to say, Screw, but we could say, Hump the hostess, because hump is in Shakespeare.
~By Uta Hagen ~


I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.
~By Spike Milligan ~


I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important. He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive.
~By Rita Dove ~


It is true that there are few plays of Shakespeare that I haven't done.
~By Judi Dench ~


I'd like to do more Shakespeare. I'd like to do Iago in Othello. I look so benign. It would be interesting to see that black evil come out of my soul.
~By Kyle MacLachlan ~


There's that old adage about how there's only seven plots in the world and Shakespeare's done them all before.
~By Terri Windling ~


Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation.
~By Denzel Washington ~


Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done. In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end.
~By Charlton Heston ~


I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly.
~By Ian Mckellen ~


Normally, I could hit hard enough, as anyone who studied my fights might have known. But the impression was that I was essentially defensive, the very reverse of a killer, the prize fighter who read books, even Shakespeare.
~By Gene Tunney ~


Shakespeare very rarely makes the least attempt to surprise by his catastrophes. They are felt to be inevitable, though the precise way in which they will be brought about is not, of course, foreseen.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


It's a perfectly valid position to not like Shakespeare.
~By Ted Rall ~


But if Shakespeare himself is maybe about meaning and truth, I don't know, then he is certainly about pleasure and interest, we start with pleasure and interest, but maybe eventually it gets to meaning and truth.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


Yes, it's true, I've been called the Laurence Olivier of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the Leslie Nielsen of Shakespeare.
~By Leslie Nielsen ~


In the literature of France Moliere occupies the same kind of position as Cervantes in that of Spain, Dante in that of Italy, and Shakespeare in that of England. His glory is more than national - it is universal.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
~By Andrew Denton ~


No poem, not even Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer, is ever strong enough to totally exclude every crucial precursor text or poem.
~By Harold Bloom ~


Shakespeare lets us see real people undergoing real processes, with real feelings.
~By Vanessa Redgrave ~


First of all, Shakespeare is about pleasure and interest. He was from the first moment he actually wrote something for the stage, and he remains so.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


In speaking, for convenience, of devices and expedients, I did not intend to imply that Shakespeare always deliberately aimed at the effects which he produced.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


If you got what it takes, you'll make it. If you don't, Shakespeare couldn't help you.
~By Jack L. Chalker ~


It is not that Shakespeare's art is in technicolor and fancy, and that real life is black and white and tedious. The life that Shakespeare was living was the only life he had, and he had to use it to create what he was doing.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


It is no exaggeration to say that the English Bible is, next to Shakespeare, the greatest work in English literature, and that it will have much more influence than even Shakespeare upon the written and spoken language of the English race.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality.
~By Kenneth Branagh ~


I had a feeling about Shakespeare's soliloquies, that there should be a real exchange between the actor and the audience.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice.
~By Howard Nemerov ~


Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
~By Vivien Leigh ~


Shakespeare is universal.
~By Harold Bloom ~


What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being.
~By Edward Bond ~


Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
~By Alex Cox ~


There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they'd eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn't true.
~By Ian Hart ~


To me, Shakespeare uses the supernatural elements to reveal his character's inner desires and fears.
~By John Foster ~


I acknowledge Shakespeare to be the world's greatest dramatic poet, but regret that no parent could place the uncorrected book in the hands of his daughter, and therefore I have prepared the Family Shakespeare.
~By Thomas Bowdler ~


This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare, a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements. I think that's a beautiful line.
~By Maximilian Schell ~


Doing Shakespeare in the Park has always been a dream. Everyone else says Hamlet, but I want to play Romeo.
~By Aaron Yoo ~


I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman.
~By Laurence Olivier ~


A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
~By Robert Graves ~


Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down.
~By George Byron ~


I've never really had a desire to do Shakespeare. For me, it's just too many lines.
~By Daniel Craig ~


Shakespeare is like mother's milk to me.
~By John Lithgow ~


I surrendered to a world of my imagination, reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.
~By Andrew Wyeth ~


In college, I started out doing musicals and Shakespeare.
~By Ray Liotta ~


I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen in literature.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


And I just think that to introduce an unknown Shakespeare is thrilling, too - not to do Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet, to do the richer Shakespeare. People will come to this and not know the story.
~By Julie Taymor ~


I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books - from Shakespeare to James Bond - and I always had the idea that I must give 100%, no matter who the author was.
~By Dick Bruna ~


I think Shakespeare is really the one. Words as music and music as words. Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening.
~By Don Van Vliet ~


You can find more traditional Shakespeare than we do. But what we want to bring to these works is energy, passion, freshness.
~By John Bradshaw ~


Shakespeare will not make us better, and he will not make us worse, but he may teach us how to overhear ourselves when we talk to ourselves... he may teach us how to accept change in ourselves as in others, and perhaps even the final form of change.
~By Harold Bloom ~


Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.
~By Frederick Henry Hedge ~


If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
~By William Hazlitt ~


If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth.
~By Joyce Brothers ~


I don't know how this company got the name National Shakespeare Company, because it was literally like retards employing retards.
~By Rob Corddry ~


Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
~By Charles Lamb ~


In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


The thing that I had saved up for myself and wanted most to bring off was a fully fledged professional production of Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


I'm working now on a collection of Shakespearean sonnets, about 100 of them, that I may publish if anyone's interested. My take on life is a little different from the bard's.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for stuff to lie on the page; it was supposed to get up and move around.
~By Ken Kesey ~


Shakespeare said, nothing is either good nor bad but thinking makes it so.
~By Dyan Cannon ~


Now a Protestant confronting a Catholic ghost is exactly Shakespeare's way of grappling with what was not simply a general social problem but one lived out in his own life.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
~By Robert Graves ~


An actor should be ready to play any role within reason. For example, I think the most ridiculous thing for me to do would be to try and play Shakespeare.
~By Glenn Ford ~


I don't admire Freud as much as some people do. Imagine Shakespeare being aware of the Oedipal complex when he wrote Hamlet. It would have been a disaster.
~By Nathalie Sarraute ~


Shakespeare is the true multicultural author. He exists in all languages. He is put on the stage everywhere. Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage.
~By Harold Bloom ~


In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary.
~By Harold Bloom ~


One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise.
~By Patrick Stewart ~


The society Shakespeare knew was heading for tremendous change, and he seems to have recognized that and written about it in a coded way. I understand those codes, I think.
~By Vanessa Redgrave ~


Having spent so much of my life with Shakespeare's world, passions and ideas in my head and in my mouth, he feels like a friend - someone who just went out of the room to get another bottle of wine.
~By Patrick Stewart ~


Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.
~By Alex Cox ~


The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers.
~By Lloyd Alexander ~


Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral.
~By Christopher Eccleston ~


I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
~By Tallulah Bankhead ~

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