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Quote #4

BEROWNE: Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile;
So, ere you find where light in darkness lies,
Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes. (1.1.14)

In his typically wordy way, Berowne is saying that too much study can make you go blind. This stance is certainly in keeping with his perspective on scholarly pursuits.

Quote #5

KING: How well he's read, to reason against reading! (1.1.15)

Berowne may be exasperating, but the King can't deny his eloquence.

Quote #6

BEROWNE: And though I have for barbarism spoke more
Than for that angel knowledge you can say... (1.1.26)

Berowne often seems to win an argument through the sheer volume of words he can spit out. He has the most lines in the play.

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