Love's Labour's Lost
Love's Labour's Lost Time Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
BEROWNE: A woman, that is like a German clock, Still a-repairing, ever out of frame, And never going aright, being a watch, But being watch'd that it may still go right! (3.1.76)
A German clock was complicated and required maintenance. By comparing Rosaline to a German clock, Berowne emphasizes that he still can't believe he's fallen in love.
KING: The extreme parts of time extremely forms All causes to the purpose of his speed; And often at his very loose decides That which long process could not arbitrate. (5.2.370)
The King is talking about his quick decision to release Aquitaine to the Princess – but is also encouraging her to make a quick decision to love him.
PRINCESS OF FRANCE: We have receiv'd your letters, full of love; Your favours, the ambassadors of love… As bombast and as lining to the time…(5.2.373)
The Princess cautiously protects her heart, saying the women just played along to kill time.