A Compilation of William Shakespeare Love Quotes

A Compilation of William Shakespeare Love Quotes.

William Shakespeare Love Quotes: Arguably one of the greatest literary personalities of our time, William Shakespeare love quotes abound in a good number of his works. Let’s take a comphrehensive look of them per work.

Shakespeare Love Quotes from Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Love Quotes from Romeo and Juliet

“If I profane with my unworthiest hand  This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.” (Act I, scene v)

“Love is a smoke rais’d with the fume of sighs; Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in a lover’s eyes; Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears: What is it else? a madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.” (Act I, scene i)

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” (Act II, scene ii)

‘Come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy, That one short minute gives me in her sight’ ( Act 2, Scene 6)

‘Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties’ (Act 3, Scene 2)

‘Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof’

‘This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet’

‘My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite. (Act 2, Scene 1)

‘Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs’ ( Act 1, Scene 1)

“Love goes toward love, as school-boys from their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.” (Act II, scene ii)

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.” (Act I, scene v)

“Love is a smoke rais’d with the fume of sighs; Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in a lover’s eyes; Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears: What is it else? a madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.” (Act I, scene i)

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” (Act II, scene ii)

“Love goes toward love, as school-boys from their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.” (Act II, scene ii)

“Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night; Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun.” (Act III, scene ii)

Shakespeare Love Quotes from the Two Gentlemen of Verona

‘Love is like a child, That longs for everything it can come by’ (Act 3, Scene 1)

‘Oh, how this spring of love resembleth, The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all beauty of the Sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away’ (Act 1, Scene 3)

‘Love will not be spurred to what it loathes’ (Act 5, Scene 2)

‘What is light, if Sylvia be not seen? What is joy if Sylvia be not by?’ (Act 3, Scene 1)William Shakespeare Love Quotes from the Two Gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare Love Quotes from As You Like It

“But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak? Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much.” (Act II, scene iii)

‘Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?’ ‘I pray you, do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in wine’ ‘Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love’ (Act 4, Scene 1)

‘Love hath made thee a tame snake’ (Act 4, Scene 3)

‘In thy youth wast as true a lover, As ever sighed upon a midnight pillow’ (Act 2, Scene 4)

‘The sight of lovers feedeth those in love’ (Act 3, Scene 4)

‘Mistress, you know yourself, down on your knees, And thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love’ (Act 3, Scene 5)

‘They are in the very wrath of love, and they will go together. Clubs cannot part them’ (As You Like It – Act 5, Scene 2)

“If thou rememb’rest not the slightest folly That ever love did make thee run into, Thou has not loved.” (Act II, scene iv)

“No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage.”

“Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?” (Act III, scene v)

“No sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved, no sooner loved but they sighed, no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason, no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage.” (Act V, scene ii)

Shakespeare Love Quotes from Othello

‘Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, but I do love thee, and when I love thee not, chaos is come again’

‘His unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love’ (Act 4, Scene 2)

‘She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them’ (Act 1, Scene 3)

‘I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip’ (Act 4, Scene 3)

‘I humbly do beseech of your pardon, For too much loving you’ (Act 3, Scene 3)

Shakespeare Love Quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” (Act I, scene i)

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” (Act I, scene ii)

‘Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind’ (Act 1, Scene 1)

‘The course of true love never did run smooth’ (Act 1, Scene 2)

Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make females mad’ (Act 3, Scene 3)

Shakespeare Love Quotes from Much Ado About Nothing

‘What a pretty thing man is when he goes in his doublet and hose and leaves off his wit!’ (Act 5, Scene 1)

‘Love goes by haps; Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps’ (Act 3, Scene 2)

‘I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster’

‘I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me’ (Act 1, Scene 1)

‘She will die if you love her not, And she will die ere she might make her love known’ (Act 2, Scene 3)

“When you depart from me sorrow abides, and happiness takes his leave.” (Act I, scene i)

‘Speak low if you speak love’ (Act 2, Scene 1)

“Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.—Lady, as you are mine, I am yours. I give away myself for you and dote upon the exchange.” (Act II, scene i)

“I do love nothing in the world so well as you—is not that strange?” (Act IV, scene i)

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” (Act IV, scene i)

“I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes—and moreover, I will go with thee to thy uncle’s.” (Act V, scene ii)William Shakespeare Love Quotes from Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare Love Quotes from Henry Vi Part 2

‘For where thou art, there is the world itself, And where thou art not, desolation’ (Act 3, Scene 2)

‘She’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is woman, and therefore to be won’ (Act 5, Scene 2)

‘I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say ‘I love you”

‘I’ll make my heaven in a lady’s lap’ (Act 3, Scene 2)

‘You have witchcraft in your lips’ (Act 5, Scene 2)

Shakespeare Love Quotes from Antony & Cleopatra Hamlet

‘Doubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move his aides, Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love’ (Act 2, Scene 2)

‘You cannot call it love, for at your age the heyday in the blood is tame’ ( Act 3, Scene 4)

‘Love is begun by time, And time qualifies the spark and fire of it’ ( Act 4, Scene 7)

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.” ( Act II, scene ii)

Shakespeare Love Quotes from Antony & Cleopatra

‘There’s beggary in love that can be reckoned’ (Act 1, Scene 1)

‘The stroke of death is as a lovers pinch, Which hurts and is desired’ (Act 5, Scene 5)

‘Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love’ (Act 3, Scene 5)

Shakespeare Love Quotes from Twelfth Night

‘If music be the food of love, play on’ (Act 1, Scene 1)

‘Love sought is good, but given unsought is better’ (Act 3, Scene 1)

“Journeys end in lovers meeting, Every wise man’s son doth know.” (Act II, scene iii)

“Love sought is good, but given unsought better.” (Act III, scene i)

Shakespeare Love Quotes from Other Plays

‘I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty’ (King Lear – Act 1, secene 1)

“I do love you more than words can wield the matter.” (King Lear, Act I, scene i)

‘Love is blind, and lovers cannot see, The pretty follies that themselves commit’ ‘Lovers ever run before the clock’ (The Merchant of Venice – Act 2, Scene 6)

“One half of me is yours, the other half yours— Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, And so all yours.” (The Merchant of Venice, Act III, scene ii)

‘I would not wish any companion in the world but you’ ‘Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, Did my heart fly at your service’ (The Tempest – Act 3, Scene 1)

“Hear my soul speak: The very instant that I saw you did My heart fly to your service…” (The Tempest, Act III, scene i)

‘A heart to love, and in that heart, Courage, to make’s love known’ (Macbeth – Act 2, Scene 3)

‘Men’s vows are women’s traitors’ (Cymbeline – Act 3, Scene 4)

‘Is this the generation of love? Hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds? Why, they are vipers. Is love a generation of vipers?’ (Troilus & Cressida – Act 3, Scene 1)

“Sweet, above thought I love thee.” (Troilus and Cressida, Act III, scene i)

‘To be wise and love, Exceeds man’s might’ (Troilus & Cressida – Act 3, Scene 2)

‘Kiss me, Kate, we shall be married o’Sunday’ (The Taming of the Shrew – Act 2, Scene 7)

“Love all, trust a few, Do wrong to none.” (All’s Well that Ends Well, Act 1, scene i)

“I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say, ‘I love you.’” (Henry V, Act V, scene ii)

“A lover’s eyes will gaze an eagle blind. A lover’s ear will hear the lowest sound.” (Love’s Labor’s Lost, Act IV, scene iii)

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