© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Education Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

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.
The mind shall banquet, though the body pine. (1.1.2)

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.
KING: Why, that to know which else we should not know.
BEROWNE: Things hid and barr'd, you mean, from common sense? (1.1.8-10)

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?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement