Category Archives: Quotes

A Noble Insult

It’s Monday again, and that means it is once more time for a good insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult is spoken by the tribune Marullus at the very beginning of Julius Caesar, to a couple plebeians who are celebrating … Continue reading

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My Top Five Shakespeare Quotes

A guest post by Elisabeth Bridges When I received the invitation to participate in this series, I got a bit excited. And by “a bit excited,” I mean shaking-and-letting-out-muffled-shrieks-while-spinning-around-in-my-desk-chair excited. Bard quotes flooded my brain, and I began to wonder … Continue reading

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A Stewed Prune

You’re not Karen Carpenter, so don’t let Mondays get you down. Put your Monday to good use by finding (or making) an opportunity to use the following insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult is spoken by the fat knight, Sir … Continue reading

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My (and My Friends’) Favorite Shakespeare Quotes

A guest post by Joseph Bentz I have divided my favorite Shakespeare quotes into two categories. The first includes the quotes suggested by friends, whom I asked for feedback. The second category includes four Shakespeare quotes that frequently go through … Continue reading

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It’s another Monday–time for another Monday insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult is spoken by the loquacious Menenius Agrippa (that’s him facing the women, above) to the Roman tribunes Junius Brutus and Sicinius Velutus (that’s them in the background, above) … Continue reading

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My Top 25 Shakespeare Quotes

A guest post by Sue Schlesman Let me clarify. Narrowing down my favorite Shakespearean quotes is a nearly impossible task. For one, I haven’t yet read everything he wrote, so there’s no telling what I’m still missing. Two, he was … Continue reading

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A Very Vesuvius

How’s your Monday going? Would a high-voltage insult come in handy? Help you get through the day? Well, we at the Bard and Bible blog are here to serve. Today’s insult is another from Shakespeare’s King Lear–and from the rapier tongue … Continue reading

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My 12 Favorite Shakespeare Lines

A friend recently commented on my list of favorite Shakespeare plays by asking what my favorite lines from Shakespeare might be. Wow, is that an impossible task? It is even more like choosing a favorite child or grandchild than that … Continue reading

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The Worst Kind

Monday, Monday, sang the Mamas and the Papas. No better time for an insult from the likes of William Shakespeare. Today’s insult comes from King Lear. Since we learned the meaning of “cullion” a couple weeks ago (here), we may be … Continue reading

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A Fusty Nut

It is Monday. Again. That means it is time for another insult from Shakespeare. Today’s insult comes from Troilus and Cressida, as the bombastic Thersites calls the warrior Achilles: A fusty nut with no kernel (Troilus and Cressida II.1.99). Wow. How does … Continue reading

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