As You Like It Quotes

Rosalind “Then there is no true lover in the forest; else sighing every minute and groaning every hour would detect the lazy foot of time as well as a clock”
Rosalind “O most gentle Jupiter, what tedious homily of love have you wearied your parishioners withal, and never cried ‘Have patience, good people'”
Jaques Nay ten, God be wi’ you, and you talk in blank verse.
Silvius I know not the contents; but, as I guess By the stern brow and waspish action Which she did use as she was writing of it, It bears an angry tenor.
Duke Senior And all th’ embossed sores and headed evils That thou with license of free foot hast caught Wouldst thou disgorge into the general world.
Rosalind What, to make thee an instrument and play false strains upon thee? Not to be endured.
rosalind as ganymede Clubs cannot part them
Duke Senior Thou seest we are not all alone unhappy. This wide and universal theater presents more woeful pageants than the scene wherein we play.
Orlando I can live with no longer by thinking
Rosalind thou didst know how many fathom deep I am in love! But it cannot be sounded: my affection hath an unknown bottom, like the bay of Portugal.
touchstone As thus sir: I did dislike the cut of a certain courtiers beard
Rosalind “It may well be called Jove’s tree when it drops forth such fruit”
Celia “I found him under a tree like a dropped acorn”
Jaques …Says very wisely, “It is ten o’clock. Thus we may see,” quoth he, “how the world wags. ‘Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more twill be eleven. And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, And then from hour to hour we rot and rot, And thereby hangs a tale.” (Speaker not quote)
Silvius How many actions most ridiculous hast thou been drawn to by thy fantasy.
Rosalind she has a leathern hand. A freestone-colour’d hand; I verily did think That her old gloves were on, but ’twas her hands. She has a huswife’s hand- but that’s no matter. I say she never did invent this letter. This is a man’s invention and his hand.
sir rowlands 2nd son And to the skirts of this wild wood he came, where, meeting with an old religious man after some question with him was converted
oliver “Get you with him, you old dog.”
Jaques And I have been all this day to avoid him. He is too disputable for my company.
jaques There is sure another flood toward, and these couples are coming to the ark. here comes a pair of very strange beasts which in all tongues are called fools
Rosalind Or else she could not have the wit to do this.Thewiser, the waywarder. Make the doors upon a woman’s wit and it will out at the casement. Shut that and ’twill out at the key-hole. Stop that, ’twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney.
rosalind I will weary you then no longer with idle talking
Jaques A fool, a fool, I met a fool i’ th’ forest, A motley fool. A miserable world!
rosalind “we’ll have a swashing and a martial outside– as many other mannish cowards have that do outface it with their semblances.”
Silvius “you meet in some fresh cheek the power of fancy/ then you shall know the wounds invisible”
Rosalind (reading one of Orlando’s poems) “From the east to the western Ind/ No jewel is like Rosalind… Let no face be kept in mind/ But the fair Rosalind”
Oliver By and by, When from the first to last betwixt us two Tears our recountments had most kindly bathed
rosalind “I would we could do so, for her benefits are mightily misplaced, and the bountiful blind woman doth most mistake in her gifts to women”
Rosalind “I would thou couldst stammer, that thou might’st pour this concealed man out of thy mouth as wine comes out of a narrow-mouthed bottle”
Silvius It is to be all made of sighs and tears
celia “come, lame me with reasons.”
Duke Senior And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything
celia “sir, you have well deserved. If you do kep your promises in love/ but justly, as you have exceeded all promise, your mistress shall be happy.”
Touchstone For my aprt , I had rather bear with you than bear you. Yet I should bear no cross if I did bear you, for I think you have no money in your purse.
Duke Senior Sweet are the uses of adversity
Corin Into a thousand that I have forgotten.
Amiens I would not change it. Happy is your Grace, That can translate the stubbornness of fortune Into so quiet and so sweet a style
Corin “If you will see a pageant truly played/ Between the pale complexion of true love/ And the red glow of scorn and proud disdain/ Go hence a little, and I shall conduct you/ if you will mark it”

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