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Authors reveal favourite Shakespeare quotes

Popularly known as England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon", English poet and playwright William Shakespeare is turning 448 on his birthday on 23rd April, this year.

books Updated: Apr 23, 2012 11:09 IST
Varnika Nayyar

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 world’s 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:

Shobhaa De

"If music be the food of love, play on..."

Ashwin Sanghi

"She hath more hair than wit, and more faults than hairs, and more

wealth than faults."

Advaita Kala

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.

Amish Tripathi

"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."

Shinie Antony

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..

First Published: Apr 23, 2012 11:09 IST