Despite the controversy surrounding his authorship and even the rumors spread about his life, Shakespeare is still an artist whose works, whose life, spans the centuries. As Ben Jonson wrote, Shakespeare “was not of an age, but for all time.”  That his sonnets and plays have stretched beyond his generation and still reaches the young and the young at heart only signifies his influence, his almost supernatural talent for evoking passion, longing, desire, rage, all through the simple medium of the written word.

It’s difficult choosing our favorite quotes among his vast body of work, but as we celebrate his birth today, we can at least offer a few of our most beloved Shakespearean lines.

Our hearts and gratitude are with the Bard; a simple man whose life and abilities were anything but.


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