William Shakespeare, the bard of Avon, has been inspiring creative people, artists and playwrights for a long time. But the fact remains that much of what he wrote is now part of daily lingo. Much of Shakespeare is now part of common usage.
As we celebrate 450th birth anniversary of literary genius, here's a list of top five quotes that that is now part of our daily language.
1. Et Tu Brutus?
You have been the target of it or have hurled this several times at your friends, especially when they ditch you on Facebook or Twitter.
The phrase finds mention in Shakespeare's play Julius Ceaser.
2. To be or not to be
The celebrated quote from Shakespeare's great tragedy Hamelet has been used and often abused (the various variations on social networking sites) in all forms. The phrase that brings out the dilemma of life's existence is now an everyday phrase.
The quote comes from his play Hamlet.
3. All's well that ends well
Forget its usage in English language this is an accepted phrase even in Hindi! Such is the power of the bard and his lasting legacy.
All's Well That Ends Well is comedy by Shakespeare.
4. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
A quote from Julius Ceaser, we often end up using the line to crib about destiny!
5: A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare's As You Like It gave us another gem. It is not uncommon to see it being used.