Popularly known as England's national poet and the 'Bard of Avon', English poet and playwright William Shakespeare is turns 448 today. Truly remembered for his contribution to the field of literature and language, Will has gained recognition as the greatest Writer in English language and is regarded as the worlds preeminent dramatist. His extraordinary work has been an inspiration to young poets, playwrights and artists.
To celebrate his birthday this year are noted authors sharing with us their favorite Shakespeare quotes:
"If music be the food of love, play on..."
"She hath more hair than wit, and more faults than hairs, and more
wealth than faults."
Proteus: 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.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men; Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life; Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures."
She never told her love,
But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek: she pin'd in thought,
And, with a green and yellow melancholy,
She sat like Patience on a monument,
Smiling at grief.
Savia Viegas (Author of Let me Tell you about Quinta)
'Good name in man and woman is the immediate jewel of their souls.
Who steals my purse steals trash, tis something, nothing.
T'was mine, tis his, and has been slave to thousands:
but he that filches from me my good name
robs me of that which not enriches him
And makes me poor indeed.'
Bhaskar Ghose (Author of The Service of the State and Doordarshan Days)
Fear no more the heat o' the sun;
Nor the furious winter's rages,
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages;
Golden lads and lasses must
As chimney sweepers come to dust..