| Quote #1
KING: Our court shall be a little Academe…(1.1.1)
The King is excited not only by the fame his court will gain from their studies, but also by the camaraderie the vow promises.
| Quote #2
LONGAVILLE: I am resolv'd; 'tis but a three years' fast.
This is one of many moments in which Shakespeare equates knowledge with food.
| Quote #3
BEROWNE: What is the end of study, let me know.
Berowne introduces the contrast between book learning and life experience. Keep in mind that this is an important theme in the play. Where else do we see this contrast?