As You Like It Quotes

Duke Senior – Metatheatricality This wide and universal theatre Presents more pageants than the scene wherein we play
Orlando about Oliver – nature vs court the something that Nature gave me his countenance seems to take from me
Touchstone’s argument – court vs country if you never wast in court, thou never saws’t good manners, then thy manners must be wicked, and wickedness is a sin, and sin is damnation
Corin’s counter argument – manners The courtiers hands are perfumed with civet
Rosalind’s plan for Ganymede That I did suit me all points like a man, a gallant curtal axe upon my thigh
Love – feigning – audrey and touchstone for the truest poetry is the most feigning, and lovers are given to poetry; and what they swear in poetry it may be said, as lovers, they do feign
Epilogue tis true that a good play needs no Epilogue, my way is to conjure you
Killing venison Shall we go kill us some venison? … Have their round haunches gored
Touchstone – mortal nature But all is mortal in nature, and so is all nature in love mortal in folly
Touchstone – mortality and so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, and so, from hour to hour, we rot and rot
Jaques – mortality His acts being seven ages .. At first the infant, mewling and puking .. whining schoolboy .. creeping like a snail … then the lover, sighing like a furnace, with a woeful ballad .. soldier, full of strange oaths .. jealous in honour … eyes severe … sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything
Orlando and Rosalind – Time Time travels in diverse paces with diverse persons … men have died from time to time – and worms have eaten them – but not for love
Duke senior – killing – man and nature being native burghers of this desert city … own confines
Amiens – man and nature blow, blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude
Orlando – using trees as books There trees shall be my books .. carve on every tree
abusing trees mar no more trees … abuses our young plants
Nature’s threat – snake about his neck a green and gilded snake had wreathed itself … nimble in threats
Nature’s threat – lioness tis the royal disposition of that beast To prey on nothing that doth seem as dead
Lioness- rosalind food to the sucked and hungry lioness?
Oliver’s treatment of Orlando His horses are bred better … this nothing that he so plentifully gives me
Oliver’s jealousy my soul – yet I know not why – hates nothing more than he. Yet he’s gentle, never schooled yet learned, full of noble device
Duke frederick – Celia my father’s rough and envious disposition
Duke Frederick – changeability Grounded upon no other argument But that people praise her for her virtues and pity her for her good father’s sake
Orlando – tyrant duke thus I must from smoke into the smother, from a tyrant duke unto a tyrant brother
Court – fortune fortune reigns in gifts of the world, not in the lineaments of nature
Touchstone’s response to arden Aye, now I am in Arden, the more fool I, when I was at home I was in a better place; but travellers must be content
duke Frederick – transformation The duke hath put on a religious life and thrown into neglect the pompous court
Forest of Arden weather the icy fang And churlish chiding of the winter’s wind
desert desert city.. desert place … desert
Rural living – welcoming sit down and feed, and welcome to our table
Orlando’s response to Arden I though that all things had been savage here
Corin’s poverty But I am a shepherd to another man .. My master is of churlish disposition .. By reason of his absence there is nothing that you will feed on
Corin’s work Our hands are hard
Touchstone – song – court That any man turn ass, leaving his wealth and ease
Touchstone’s debate about the forest In respect of itself, it is a good life; but in respect that it is a shepherd’s life it is naught. In respect that it is solitary, I like it very well; but in respect that it is private, it is a very vile life
Corin – pastoral shepherd I am a true labourer: I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man’s happiness, glad of other men’s good, content with my harm; and the greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck
love opinion – Celia the oath of a lover is no stronger than the word of a tapster
Silvius – love It is to be all made of sighs and tears .. it is to be all made of faith and service .. it is to be all made of fantasy, all made of passion, and all made of wishes, All adoration, duty, and observance, all patience, and impatience, All purity, all trial, all obedience
Phoebe – eyes and if eyes can wound, now let them kill thee .. nor I am sure there is no force in eyes That can do hurt
Phoebe – Rosalind I see no more you in the ordinary Of Nature’s sale-work
Silvius – Rosalind’s opinion You foolish shepherd
Rosalind – phoebe and silvius He’s fallen in love with your foulness and she’ll fall in love with my anger
Jaques and Orlando – Love The worst fault you have is to be in love … Tis a fault I will not change for your best virtue
Rosalind to orlando – speed of time I will tell you who time travels withal, who time trots withal, and who he stands still withal
Rosalind’s love stereotype A lean cheek, which you have not; a blue eye and sunken, which you have not; a beard neglected, which you have not … everything about you demonstrating a careless desolation
Rosalind – love Love is merely a madness
Orlando and Rosalind – frown killing for I protest her frown might kill me … By this hand, it will not kill a fly
Orlando – love and imaging I can live no longer by thinking
Touchstone and Audrey – honesty No truly, unless thou wert hard-favoured: for honesty coupled to beauty is to have honey a sauce to sugar
Touchstone – honesty to cast honesty upon a foul slut were to put good meat into an unclean dish
Touchstone – horns As horns are odious, they are necessary
Touchstone – animal instincts – love As the ox hath his bow, sir, the horse his curb, and the falcon her bells, so man hath his desires
Touchstone’s marriage intentions not being married well, it will be a good excuse for me to hereafter leave my wife
Celia and Oliver – speed of love – orlando is’t possible that on so little acquaintance, you should like her, that, but seeing, you should love her
Rosalind – celia and oliver for your brother and my sister no sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved
retreat and return – rhyming couplet – celia No go we in content, To liberty, and not to banishment
Love – ritualistic love confessions And so am I for Phoebe. And so am I for Ganymede. And so am I for Rosalind. And so I am for no woman.
return to court First in this forest, let us do those ends That here were well begun and well begot
woman – Rosalind do you know I am a woman? When I think, I must speak
Rosalind – women – to orlando but the sky changes when they are wives… pigeon .. parrot.. ape.. monkey… hyena
Oliver to Rosalind – women You a man? You lack a man’s heart
Forest of Arden- golden world They day he is already in the forest of Arden, and a many merry men with him; and they live like the old robin hood of England. They saw many young gentlemen flock to him everyday, and fleet the time carelessly as they did in the golden world
Celia – forest of Arden I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it
Orlando – antique world antique world, when service sweat for duty not for meed … Where none will sweat but for promotion
Duke Frederick – conversion (jacques) was converted
Oliver’s transformation T’was I, but tis not I. I do not shame to tell you what I was, since my conversion so sweetly tastes, being the thing I am
Audrey – stupid I do not know what ‘poetical’ is
William – nature Wast born i’th’forest here? … Aye, sir, I thank god.
Touchstone to william The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool