The younger rises when the old doth fall.
Edmund
King Lear (III. 3. 23)
When the mind’s free
The body’s delicate; this tempest in my mind
Doth from my senses take all feeling else
Save what beats there.
Lear
King Lear (III. 4. 11 - 14)
  • benedick:

    one time beatrice punched me in the face

  • benedick:

    it was awesome

Alack, ‘tis he! Why, he was met even now
As mad as the vexed sea, singing aloud,
Crowned with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds,
With hardokes, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers,
Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow
In our sustaining corn.
Cordelia, describing her father, Lear
King Lear (IV. 4. 1 - 6)
You have seen
Sunshine and rain at once; her smiles and tears
Were like a better way; those happy smilets
That played on her ripe lip seemed not to know
What guests were in her eyes, which parted thence
As pearls from diamonds dropped.
A messenger of Queen Cordelia of France
King Lear (IV. 3. 17 - 22)
  • claudius:

    nice mourning cape, what's it made of

  • hamlet:

    YOUR MOM'S CHEST HAIR

King Lear (II. 2. 85 - 93)
  • Kent:

    No contraries hold more antipathy

  • Than I and such a knave.

  • Cornwall:

    Why dost thou call him knave? What is his fault?

  • Kent:

    His countenance likes me not.

  • Cornwall:

    No more perchance does mine, nor his, nor hers.

  • Kent:

    Sir, 'tis my occupation to be plain.

  • I have seen better faces in my time

  • Than stands on any shoulder that I see

  • Before me at this instant.

That’s something yet: Edgar I nothing am.
Edgar
King Lear (II. 3. 21)

cantankerousquince:

shakespeareismyjam:

shakespeareismyjam:

motherfuckingshakespeare:

tempted to make a shakespeare tag drinking game like 

  1. drink when quotes are incorrectly attributed to shakespeare, take another drink if there’s a typo too.
  2. drink when people are being pretentious fucks about pronunciation/ slamming people who don’t like shakespeare
  3. chug whenever you see a person in a bathtub with flowers tagged ophelia, then go tell that person why that’s not a good thing to do.
  4. sip for something unrelated to shakespeare
  5. chug whenever anyone tries to give a definitive opinion on romeo and juliet/ any other shakespeare play

idk what else would be good but that would get you quite a ways toward inebriation or hydration depending what you want to drink. 

6. drink when someone posts a selfie with unrelated shakespeare quote
7. chin-chin toast the people who post backstage selfies in costume
8. 
skull the king cup and weep tears of uninspired graphic design when We Heart It posts a new shakespeare thing

 

remembered another one
9. drink when someone attributes a quote to ‘shakespeare’ rather than a character, play, act, scene, and/or line reference (aka the reason i reblog so few quotes)

10. Down your drink whenever you see this: image

another-casualty-to-society:

Mercutio: Romeo, mah Bromeo, I love you man, but no homeo.

Romeo: Bruh