Shakespeare Quotes: The course of true love
Why Should I Care?
Ever been in love?
We're not talking about having a crush on someone at school. We're talking head over heels, can't stop thinking about them, nothing else matters love. Anyone?
The pursuit of love has the capacity to make us irrational and foolish. We've all been there. In the play, magic love juice causes characters to fall erratically in and out of love as they chase each other around the woods, where a Fairy Queen literally falls in love with a jackass. Seriously, that happens.
By literalizing the now familiar cliché that "the course of true love never did run smooth," Shakespeare suggests that love really is an obstacle course that turns us all into madmen. But something tells us we'll all keep at it.