From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Love's Labour's Lost Education Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line)

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. (1.1.79-81)

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. (1.1.96)

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... (1.1.116-117)

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.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement