14 Shakespeare quotes NOT written by Shakespeare. There are probably a few on your Facebook feed right now: flowery Shakespeare quotes about love or life, attributed, for authority, to the world's most famous writer, the "Bard," William Shakespeare.
But despite the myriad Shakespeare plays and poems, he didn't write everything, and many popular lines often attributed to him were in fact composed by other playwrights and poets. Read on so you can impress your English major friends or at least avoid a literary blunder. And give credit where it is due. 1. Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all. Most people today quote the above line in response to lost romantic love, but it actually comes from Tennyson's poem In Memoriam AHH, in which he grieves his close friend, fellow poet Arthur Henry Hallam, who died suddenly at age 22. 2. The actual line: "Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn’d, / Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.
" 3. 59 times you quoted Shakespeare without knowing it. Do you know how many words Shakespeare invented?
Take a look at this list of William Shakespeare quotes and you'll find 59 phrases and words coined by Shakespeare that have lived on in our everyday speech. It's a long list, but you can't have too much of a good thing! 1. Knock knock! Who's there? Here's a knocking indeed! 2. All the world's a stage,And all the men and women merely players;They have their exits and their entrances;And one man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages. 3. At first the infant,Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;Then the whining school-boy, with his satchelAnd shining morning face, creeping like snailUnwillingly to school. 4. DESDEMONA: [Sings.] EMILIA: 'Tis neither here nor there. 5.
My salad days,When I was green in judgment, cold in blood,To say as I said then. 6. It is more than for some, my lord; it is for all—ll I have.He hath eaten me out of house and home; he hath put all mysubstance into that fat belly of his. 7. Shakespeare's Unconventional Conventions. Slideshow Shakespeare's Unconventional Conventions When the love-struck Romeo first sees Juliet emerge on her balcony, what poetic form could mirror his pounding heart?
Iambic pentameter of course. "But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? " [zoog-muh] Are your verbs slacking off? [en-jam-muhnt, -jamb-] Queen Hermione stands trial in Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale after being falsely accused of adultery by her husband. [lahy-tuh-teez, lit-uh-, lahy-toh-teez] In the third act of Julius Caesar, Marc Antony enters the Roman forum holding Caesar's body.
Shakespeare's King Lear is about to end, and with his last lines, the young Edgar looks toward his future as his whole family lies dead around him. [ahy-suh-koh-luhn] Hamlet has just begun; Claudius just married Gertrude after killing her husband his brother. Words and Phrases Coined by Shakespeare. Words and Phrases Coined by Shakespeare NOTE: This list (including some of the errors I originally made) is found in several other places online.
That's fine, but I've asked that folks who want this on their own sites mention that I am the original compiler. For many English-speakers, the following phrases are familiar enough to be considered common expressions, proverbs, and/or clichés. All of them originated with or were popularized by Shakespeare. I compiled these from multiple sources online in 2003. How many of these are true coinages by "the Bard", and how many are simply the earliest written attestations of a word or words already in use, I can't tell you. A few words are first attested in Shakespeare and seem to have caused extra problems for the typesetters. The popular book Coined by Shakespeare acknowledges that it is presenting first attestations rather than certain inventions. Words like "anchovy", "bandit", and "zany" are just first attestations of loan-words.
William Shakespeare. 10 Shakespeare Quotes you Use Every Day. David Crystal on English Idioms by Shakespeare. No Fear Shakespeare: Shakespeare's plays plus a modern translation you can understand. Shakespeare's Insult Generator. Absolute Shakespeare - plays, quotes, summaries, essays... The Shakespeare Enigma.