Love's Labour's Lost
Love's Labour's Lost Time Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line)
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.