So we grew together like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet an union in partition, two lovely berries molded on one stem.— William Shakespeare
Pioneering Midsummer Nights Dream quotations
A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid.
Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh.
Cupid is a knavish lad, Thus to make poor females mad.
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends.
All's well that ends well.
All is well that ends well
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
Thus die I, thus, thus, thus. Now am I dead, Now am I fled; My soul is in the sky: Tongue, lose thy light; Moon take thy flight. Now die, die, die, die, die.
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold
I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.
Never anything can be amiss, when simpleness and duty tender it.
Are you sure/That we are awake? It seems to me/That yet we sleep, we dream
Ay me! for aught that ever I could read, could ever hear by tale or history, the course of true love never did run smooth.
The object of art is to give life a shape. Midsummer Nights Dream
I am that merry wanderer of the night.
Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound, And maidens call it love-in-idleness.
Things base and vile, holding no quantity, love can transpose to form and dignity
To you your father should be as a god.
I know a place where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows.
O, when she's angry, she is keen and shrewd! She was a vixen when she went to school; And though she be but little, she is fierce.
So quick bright things come to confusion.
So, good night unto you all. Give me your hands, if we be friends, and Robin shall restore amends.
Actually I think 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' could sit very very perfectly in the middle of a Disney world I think.
In the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear!
A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing.
But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd Than that which withering on the virgin thorn Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
And therefore is love said to be a child, Because in choice he is so oft beguil'd
Up and down, up and down I will lead them up and down I am feared in field in town Goblin, lead them up and down
O, teach me how you look, and with what art You sway the motion of Demetrius' heart."-Helena
The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was.
Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania
I loved doing Shakespeare. My two favorite roles, in fact, have been Viola in Twelfth Night and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, From earth to heaven.
The moon, like to a silver bow new bent in heaven.
Such tricks hath strong imagination, That, if it would but apprehend some joy, It comprehends some bringer of that joy; Or in the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear!