Twelfth Night, or What You Will Quotes
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Art and Culture Quotes
VIOLA And what should I do in Illyria? My brother he is in Elysium. Perchance he is not drowned.—What think you, sailors? (1.2.3-6)
ORSINO If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die. (1.1.1-3)
CAPTAIN Be you his eunuch, and your mute I'll be. When my tongue blabs, then let mine eyes not see. (1.2.65-66)
Language and Communication Quotes
ORSINO Stand you a while aloof.—Cesario, Thou know'st no less but all. I have unclasp'd To thee the book even of my secret soul. Therefore, good youth, address thy gait unto her. (1.4.13-16)
Society and Class Quotes
VIOLA O, that I served that lady And might not be delivered to the world Till I had made mine own occasion mellow, What my estate is. (1.2.43-46)
Rules and Order Quotes
MARIA Ay, but you must confine yourself within the modest limits of order.TOBY Confine! I'll confine myself no finer than I am.These clothes are good enough to drink in, and so be these...
Lies and Deceit Quotes
VIOLA There is a fair behavior in thee, captain, And though that nature with a beauteous wall Doth oft close in pollution, yet of thee I will believe thou hast a mind that suits With this thy fair...
Foolishness and Folly Quotes
VALENTINE So please my lord, I might not be admitted, But from her handmaid do return this answer: The element itself, till seven years' heat, Shall not behold her face at ample view, But like a cl...