William Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare is a great English playwright and poet. Shakespeare’s plays present today’s people and situations. An emotional reality appears in his characters. Today, people know because of famous plays like Romeo-Juliet and Hamlet.

He is also called England’s national poet. His plays have been translated into many languages of the world. So let know about this great writer and see some William Shakespeare Quotes and Facts.

Who Is Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare’s full name is William John Shakespeare. He was born in Stratford, England, although no one is aware of his date of birth. His father’s name was John Richard Shakespeare was a priest of the borough and a successful glove-maker and his mother Mary Shakespeare, the daughter of a wealthy landowner.

Shakespeare Education And Marriage :

Shakespeare is studied at King’s New School in Stratford and would have studied Latin classical grammar. When he was 18 years old, he was married to 26-year-old Anne Hathaway, 8 years older than him.

Shakespeare Career :

Title page of the Shakespeare first book 'First Folio'
Title page of the Shakespeare first book ‘First Folio’, 1623.

There is no specific information about what he worked before writing, but there is a lot of belief about him that he was appointed as a schoolmaster by Alexander Haughton.

When he started writing, it can be guessed that his published plays had appeared in London till 1592, then we can tell that he would have started writing in 1585 or thereafter. After 1594, Shakespeare’s plays were performed by Lord Chamberlain Main.

In 1599, the company built its theater on the southern bank of the River Thames and due to that company he had become quite wealthy.

In 1597, he bought the second-largest house in Stratford, and in 1605, invested in one share. Some of Shakespeare’s plays were published in quarto editions after which he became quite famous. Throughout his career, Shakespeare spent all his time in London and Stratford.

After 1610, Shakespeare wrote fewer plays. Shakespeare took retirement in the last years of his life. Shakespeare went to London during 1611–1614 and in March 1613, he bought a guesthouse in the former Blackigars. He lived with his son-in-law, John Hall, for several weeks in November 1614.

Shakespeare Death :

Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was buried.

Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616 at the age of 52, and no one knew what caused him to die. He made his will a month before his death. Shakespeare was buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church two days after his death.

He made 14 comedies plays, 10 history plays, 12 Tragedies plays, 6 romance plays and 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems and a few other minor poems throughout his life.

Shakespeare Amazing Facts :

Shakespeare Amazing Facts

1) Shakespeare’s wife Anne (26) was 3 months pregnant when they married.

2) The first publishing of Shakespeare’s works is the ‘First Folio’ published in 1623.

3) Shakespeare wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets.

4) Shakespeare was the most quoted author in Samuel Johnson’s early “Dictionary of the English Language”

5) Shakespeare has given around 1,700 – 3,000 new words to the English language.

6) Shakespeare has given around 1,700 – 3,000 new words to the English language.

7) Shakespeare has used 29,000 vocabulary in his life.

8) In his will, he gave only one bed to his wife (Anne).

9) Shakespeare’s plays contain 200 references to dogs and 600 references to birds.

10) He was known by more than 80 different names by others in his time.

William Shakespeare Quotes :

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You can talk about anything to infinity.

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Words are as simple as the wind.

Not every shiny thing is gold.

Every violent pleasure ends violently.

Finding faithful friends is a very difficult task.

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Let the old wrinkles come with joy and laughter.

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We know what we are, but we do not know what we will be.

Incompleteness is the soul of understanding.

If music is the food of love, let’s play it.

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To be, or not to be: that is the question.

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There is nothing like good or bad, it just depends on our thoughts.

fair is foul and foul is fair, It spreads through both fog and dirty air.

It is still the winter of our discontent.

Good night, good night! A farewell is such a feeling of sweet sorrow that I would call a good night of sorrow.

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The path of true love is never easy.

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The fault is not in our stars but in ourselves.

Do not dispute with him because she is crazy.

Your suspicions are treasonous and that scare you from making an effort.

Be crazy, but there is no way this can happen.

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Let the stars hide their fire, And do not show my black and deepest desires to me.

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Music is the food of love.

Our expectations are the root of all our pain.

Life is a story told by a fool. Which is full of noise and wrath, in which nothing is indicative.

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My tongue will tell the wrath of my heart.

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Music conveys something that cannot be said and on which it is impossible to remain silent.

Crying means reducing the depth of sorrow.

Listen to a lot of people, talk to a few people.

Do not swear by the moon, because it constantly changes. And in the same way, your love will also change.

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My generosity is infinite like the sea.

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Love is a matter of seeing with the mind, not with the eyes.

Mostly those who don’t show their love, they don’t love you.

If one is always smiling, he can be a villain.

Always looks like an innocent flower.

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A love that changes anytime is not true love.

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Discretion makes us all cowards.

Our life is like our dream, and our little dream-like life also goes to sleep.

How far a small candle can throw its light, so spread your light by doing good work in this tired world.

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I can voluntarily waste my time in any place I like.

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Hell is empty and all the devils are among us.

Don’t assume I’m the same as I was before.

Men are masters of their destiny at some point.

Over time we begin to hate what we often fear.

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Don’t waste your love on people who don’t value it.

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Do not be afraid of greatness. Some are great from birth while some achieve greatness through their works.

What has been done cannot be undone.

Let me be who I am.

My words flew away and my thoughts remained down. And words never go to heaven without thoughts.

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