Feb 03 2010

Shakespeare was a bad bad man

Published by at 4:35 pm under quotes,Writing

Here are a couple of gems of quotes from the Grand Master of English:

“That he is mad, ’tis true; ’tis true ’tis pity; And pity ’tis ’tis true.”

-Hamlet, II,ii

“That that is is.”

-Twelfth Night, IV,ii

Tell me some of your favorite quirky word repetition quotes like these in the comments!  Feel free to branch out from the Bard in your search.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Shakespeare was a bad bad man”

  1. Lynnon 03 Feb 2010 at 11:14 pm

    “Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind.”

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream (I, i, 234)

    Story of my life.

  2. Reesaon 04 Feb 2010 at 8:58 am

    @Lynn — “O, wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful! and yet again wonderful, and after that out of all hooping.” -As You Like It, III,ii

  3. Derekon 04 Feb 2010 at 11:45 am

    What was the reason, if any, behind the use of repetition by Shakespeare?

  4. Reesaon 04 Feb 2010 at 4:32 pm

    @Derek – Check this entry out, from the early days of the household blog; it talks a lot about the concept of word repetition in Shakespeare. After you’ve read it, pop back here with any further questions and we’ll chat!

    Words. Words? Words!

  5. Reesaon 05 Feb 2010 at 12:14 am

    And in the branching out from the Bard area of quotes, here’s a list of linguistic examples from Wikipedia that should put a smile or two on your faces…


  6. Reesaon 05 Feb 2010 at 12:22 am

    Oh! Found another good one I knew about years ago…

    “The had had and that that problem”