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Share-It Saturday: Shakespeare Love Quotes

Reblogged from No Sweat Shakespeare

In Surviving Vihaan, Book 5.5, the main character – Ollie – is a total Shakespeare-buff. My favourite part is when Ollie uses Shakespearean insults against a rude teacher, and murmurs quotes after a first kiss. Be sure to look out for that. 😉

Most Famous William Shakespeare Love Quotes

We have a romantic soul here at NoSweatShakespeare and are pleased to share our favourite William Shakespeare love quotes with you.

The 55 Shakespeare love quotes below are taken from his plays only – if we’d looked into Shakespeare’s sonnets or poems we could easily have doubled the list of Shakespeare quotes about love (and may yet do just that!).

So, from the author who famously wrote ‘never doubt that I love’, here are the all-time top love quotes from William Shakespeare:

1. ‘If music be the food of love, play on’

(Twelfth Night – Act 1, Scene 1)

2. ‘There’s beggary in love that can be reckoned’

(Antony & Cleopatra – Act 1, Scene 1)

3. ‘Speak low if you speak love’

(Much Ado About Nothing – Act 2, Scene 1)

4. ‘The course of true love never did run smooth’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act 1, Scene 2)

5. ‘Love goes by haps; Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps’

(Much Ado About Nothing – Act 3, Scene 2)

6. ‘The stroke of death is as a lovers pinch, Which hurts and is desired’

(Antony & Cleopatra – Act 5, Scene 5)

7. ‘She’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is woman, and therefore to be won’

(Henry VI Part 1 – Act 5, Scene 2)

8. ‘Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act 1, Scene 1)

9. ‘Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, Did my heart fly at your service’

(The Tempest – Act 3, Scene 1)

10. ‘Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?’

(As You Like It – Act 3, Scene 5)

11. ‘Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs’

(Romeo and Juliet – Act 1, Scene 1)

12. ‘I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty’

(King Lear – Act 1, secene 1)

13. ‘Love is like a child, That longs for everything it can come by’

(The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Act 3, Scene 1)

14. ‘The sight of lovers feedeth those in love’

(As You Like It – Act 3, Scene 4)

15. ‘What is light, if Sylvia be not seen? What is joy if Sylvia be not by?’

(The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Act 3, Scene 1)

16. ‘Love is blind, and lovers cannot see, The pretty follies that themselves commit’

(The Merchant of Venice – Act 2, Scene 6)

17. ‘Love sought is good, but given unsought is better’

(Twelfth night – Act 3, Scene 1)

18. ‘Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make females mad’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act 3, Scene 3)

19. ‘Come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy, That one short minute gives me in her sight’

(Romeo and Juliet – Act 2, Scene 6)

20. ‘Doubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move his aides, Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love’

(Hamlet – Act 2, Scene 2)

21. ‘I would not wish any companion in the world but you’

(The Tempest – Act 3, Scene 1)

22. ‘I pray you, do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in wine’

(As You Like It – Act 3, Scene 5)

23. ‘Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love’

(Anotony & Cleopatra – Act 3, Scene 5)

24. ‘Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties’

(Romeo and Juliet – Act 3, Scene 2)

25. ‘Love hath made thee a tame snake’

(As You Like It – Act 4, Scene 3)

26. ‘She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them’

(Othello – Act 1, Scene 3)

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