Shakespeare Love Quotes


This largest collection of William Shakespeare love quotes. Reading through these selections from his sonnets and plays, you'll appreciate how William Shakespeare quotes love in his writings. You'll also find sayings from movies related to Shakespeare such as Shakespeare in Love quotes. These William Shakespeare quotes on love wonderfully depict the feeling and emotion of love that transcends time.

  1. You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.
    -- Shakespeare in Love
  2. Love denied blights the soul we owe to God.
    -- Shakespeare in Love
  3. My story starts at sea, a perilous voyage to an unknown land. A shipwreck. The wild waters roar and heave. The brave vessel is dashed all to pieces. And all the helpless souls within her drowned. All save one. A lady. Whose soul is greater than the ocean, and her spirit stronger than the sea's embrace. Not for her a watery end, but a new life beginning on a stranger shore. It will be a love story. For she will be my heroine for all time. And her name will be Viola.
    -- Shakespeare in Love
  4. Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.
    -- Henry VI, Part 3 | Act 4, Scene 6
  5. They do not love that do not show their love.
    -- Two Gentlemen from Verona | Act 1, Scene 2
  6. The course of true love never did run smooth.
    -- A Midsummer Night's Dream | Act 1, Scene 1
  7. For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings,
    That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
    -- Sonnet 29
  8. I'll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
    To die upon the hand I love so well
    -- A Midsummer Night's Dream | Act 2, Scene 1
  9. In thy face I see the map of honor, truth and loyalty.
    -- Henry VI, Part 2 | Act 3, Scene 1
  10. Love is too young to know what conscience is.
    -- Sonnet 151
  11. Love goes toward love.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 2, Scene 2
  12. Love is not love
    Which alters when it alteration finds,
    Or bends with the remover to remove.
    O, no! It is an ever-fixed mark,
    That looks on tempests and is never shaken.
    It is the star to every wandering bark,
    Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
    -- Sonnet 116
  13. Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs,
    Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes,
    Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears.
    What is it else? A madness most discreet,
    A choking gall and a preserving sweet.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 1, Scene 1
  14. Having nothing, nothing can he lose.
    -- Henry VI, Part 3 | Act 3, Scene 3
  15. Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who never loved them.
    -- Coriolanus | Act 2, Scene 2
  16. Go to your bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.
    -- Measure for Measure | Act 2, Scene 2
  17. A kind heart he hath: a woman would run through fire and water for such a kind heart.
    -- Merry Wives of Windsor | Act 3, Scene 4
  18. Love is a spirit all compact of fire.
    -- Venus and Adonis
  19. My bounty is as deep as the sea,
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
    The more I have, for both are infinite.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 2, Scene 2
  20. My heart is ever at your service.
    -- Timon of Athens | Act 1, Scene 2
  21. So they loved as love in twain
    Had the essence but in one;
    Two distinct, divisions none...
    -- The Phoenix And The Turtle
  22. One half of me is yours, the other half yours-
    Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours,
    And so all yours!
    -- Merchant of Venice | Act 3, Scene 2
  23. Love comforteth like sunshine after rain,
    But Lust's effect is tempest after sun;
    Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain,
    Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done;
    Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies;
    Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies.
    -- Venus and Adonis
  24. Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart.
    -- Troiles and Cressida | Act 5, Scene 3
  25. Such is my love, to thee I so belong,
    That for thy right myself will bear all wrong.
    -- Sonnet 88
  26. Doubt thou the stars are fire,
    Doubt the sun doth move,
    Doubt truth to be a liar
    but never doubt thy love.
    -- Hamlet | Act 2, Scene 2
  27. I'll say she looks as clear as morning roses newly washed with dew.
    -- Taming of the Shrew | Act 2, Scene 1
  28. No sooner met but they looked;
    No sooner looked but they loved;
    No sooner loved but they sighed;
    No sooner signed but they asked one another the reason;
    No sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy;
    And in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage...
    -- As You Like It | Act 5, Scene 2
  29. Journey's end in lovers meeting.
    -- Twelfth Night | Act 2, Scene 3
  30. If music be the food of love, play on.
    -- Twelfth Night | Act 1, Scene 1
  31. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
    -- Midsummer Night's Dream | Act 5, Scene 1
  32. The wheel is come full circle.
    -- King Lear | Act 5, Scene 3
  33. To be, or not to be, that is the question.
    -- Hamlet | Act 3, Scene 1
  34. Men's vows are women's traitors.
    -- Cymbeline | Act 3, Scene 4
  35. It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.
    -- King Lear | Act 4, Scene 3
  36. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
    -- Julius Caesar | Act 3. Scene 2
  37. He that loves to be flattered is worth o' the flatterer.
    -- Timon of Athens | Act 1, Scene 1
  38. Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
    -- Henry IV, Part 2 | Act 2, Scene 4
  39. I was adored once too.
    -- Twelfth Night | Act 2, Scene 3
  40. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
    -- All's Well That Ends Well | Act 1, Scene 1
  41. This above all: to thine ownself be true.
    -- Hamlet | Act 1, Scene 3
  42. Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 1, Scene 1
  43. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.
    -- Love's Labour's Lost | Act 1, Scene 2
  44. This is the very ecstasy of love.
    -- Hamlet | Act 2, Scene 1
  45. For you and I are past our dancing days.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 1, Scene 5
  46. Such as we are made of, such we be.
    -- Twelfth Night | Act 2, Scene 2
  47. I bear a charmed life.
    -- Macbeth | Act 5, Scene 8
  48. Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
    -- Measure for Measure | Act 2, Scene 2
  49. Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty.
    -- Twelfth Night | Act 2, Scene 3
  50. As chaste as unsunned snow.
    -- Cymbeline | Act 2, Scene 5
  51. For ever and a day.
    -- As You Like It | Act 4, Scene 1
  52. All lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform; vowing more than the perfection of ten, and discharging less than the tenth part of one.
    -- Troiles and Cressida | Act 3, Scene 2
  53. Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
    -- As You Like It | Act 3, Scene 5
  54. We will draw the curtain and show you the picture.
    -- Twelfth Night | Act 1, Scene 5
  55. But love is blind and lovers cannot see
    The pretty follies that themselves commit;
    For if they could, Cupid himself would blush
    -- Merchant of Venice | Act 2, Scene 6
  56. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
    -- A Midsummer Night's Dream | Act 1, Scene 1
  57. You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant;
    But yet you draw not iron, for my heart
    Is true as steel: leave you your power to draw,
    And I shall have no power to follow you.
    -- A Midsummer Night's Dream | Act 2, Scene 1
  58. It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 2, Scene 2
  59. Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 2, Scene 2
  60. What's in a name? that which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet;
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 2, Scene 2
  61. Tempt not a desperate man.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 5, Scene 3
  62. Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 1, Scene 5
  63. 'It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 1, Scene 5
  64. See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 2, Scene 2
  65. Not stepping over the bounds of modesty.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 4, Scene 2
  66. My love's more richer than my tongue.
    -- King Lear | Act 1, Scene 1
  67. I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at.
    -- Othello | Act 1, Scene 1
  68. These words are razors to my wounded heart.
    -- Titus Andronicus | Act I, Scene 1
  69. Can one desire too much of a good thing?
    -- As You Like It | Act 4, Scene 1
  70. As merry as the day is long.
    -- Much Ado About Nothing | Act 2, Scene 1.
  71. Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
    -- Much Ado About Nothing | Act 3, Scene 1
  72. Who wooed in haste, and means to wed at leisure.
    -- The Taming of the Shrew | Act 3, Scene 2
  73. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, rounded with a little sleep.
    -- The Tempest | Act 4, Scene 1
  74. Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.
    -- The Tempest | Act 2, Scene 5
  75. Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
    -- Twelfth Night | Act 3, Scene 1
  76. To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.
    -- Winter's Tale | Act 4, Scene 4
  77. Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 2, Scene 3
  78. Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
    -- Macbeth | Act 2, Scene 3
  79. Speak low, if you speak love.
    -- Much Ado About Nothing | Act 2, Scene 1
  80. The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch,
    which hurts and is desired.
    -- Antony and Cleopatra | Act 5, Scene 2
  81. I dote on his very absence.
    -- Merchant of Venice | Act 1, Scene 1
  82. Hear my soul speak:
    The very instant that I saw you, did
    My heart fly to your service.
    -- The Tempest | Act 3, Scene 1
  83. I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.
    -- Much Ado About Nothing | Act 4, Scene 1
  84. Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boist'rous; and it pricks like thorn.
    -- Romeo and Juliet | Act 1, Scene 4
  85. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
    -- Sonnet 18
  86. The fault, is not in our stars,
    But in ourselves.
    -- Julius Caeser | Act 1, Scene 2
  87. For where thou art, there is the world itself, and where though art not, desolation.
    -- Henry VI | Act 3, Scene 2
  88. I can express no kinder sign of love, than this kind kiss.
    -- Henry VI | Act 1 Scene 1



This largest collection of William Shakespeare love quotes. Reading through these selections from his sonnets and plays, you'll appreciate how William Shakespeare quotes love in his writings. You'll also find sayings from movies related to Shakespeare such as Shakespeare in Love quotes. These William Shakespeare quotes on love wonderfully depict the feeling and emotion of love that transcends time. - http://www.romancestuck.com/quotes/shakespeare-quotes.htm