Revisiting Shakespeare: Badass Quotes To Learn From The Beloved Bard
William Shakespeare, one of England’s most celebrated playwrights, poets, and dramatists, our best-selling author of all time, may have been around over 400 years ago, but continues to charm, amaze and educate us with his impressive canon of works. Many of us would have studied some of his plays at school, and some of us (lucky ones!) at University, and many of us may have had the chance to see adaptations and performances of his work in film, tv or on stages across the country. Yet... we don’t know about you... but when we’re trying to concentrate on the words, which, let’s face it, can often get a little complicated, it’s easy to miss some of the amazingly profound and clever things he says! That’s why we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite quotations from our beloved badass bard… you never know when they may come in handy... at a dinner party, a quiz, or for a bit of day-to-day motivation!
Take action! No one else can take charge of the direction your life is going, so if you want something... make it happen! If you want something enough, desire it and believe in it, be brave and bold enough to pursue it. Don't let doubts stop you and make sure you think of number one. Keep going and you will reap the rewards.
'I would not wish any companion in the world but you' - The Tempest
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Remember, life is short! Don't sweat the small stuff. Even if your day is not quite going to plan, you can always make it out the other side and turn things around. Keep going, change things up if you need, and ultimately don't let things boil up and get on top of you.
Love... Ah glorious love. It's complicated and it's unpredictable, But love shouldn't have any limits, and it definitely shouldn't have any barriers.
A bit of modesty, wisdom, and a cheeky bit of coyness can go a long way! Don't let negatives get you down and if someone tries to take something away from you - be it your pride or your plans - a smile will win you more battles than a frown.
It can be easy to make quick judgments about people and their problems. But often there may be more than meets the eye. Issues may take time to be resolved, but rest assured the truth will always out. You have to be prepared for the good and the bad. It's a balance of the two that gives life it's richness and depth.
Never underestimate a woman...!
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Words by Lottie Franklin