| Quote #1
KING: When, spite of cormorant devouring Time,
The King's main motivation for this three-year-fast-and-study plan seems to be immortal fame, not knowledge.
| Quote #2
KING: The time When? About the sixth hour; when beasts most graze, birds best peck, and men sit down to that nourishment which is called supper. (1.1.70)
This part of Armado's letter underscores the play's motif that there are appropriate times for all actions.
| Quote #3
ARMADO: Why tough signior? Why tough signior?
A reliable source of humor in the play is Moth's condescension to his master.