Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
— George Bernard Shaw

Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age.
John Greenleaf Whittier shakespeare quote

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
— Orson Welles

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

The characteristic of Chaucer is intensity: of Spencer, remoteness: of Milton elevation and of Shakespeare everything.
— William Hazlitt