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Shakespeare in Love Quotes

Shakespeare in Love is a television program that first aired in 1970 . Shakespeare in Love completed its run in 1970.

It features David Parfitt; Donna Gigliotti; Harvey Weinstein; Edward Zwick; Marc Norman as producer, Stephen Warbeck in charge of musical score, and Richard Greatrex as head of cinematography.

Shakespeare in Love is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Shakespeare in Love is 123 minutes long. Shakespeare in Love is distributed by Miramax Films (US).

The cast includes: Joseph Fiennes as William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Rush as Philip Henslowe, Tom Wilkinson as Hugh Fennyman, Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola de Lesseps, Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola De Lesseps, Imelda Staunton as Nurse, Joe Roberts as John Webster, Ben Affleck as Ned Alleyn, Colin Firth as Lord Wessex, Simon Callow as Tilney, Martin Clunes as Richard Burbage, Antony Sher as Dr. Moth, and Rupert Everett as Christopher Marlowe.

Shakespeare in Love Quotes

Tom Wilkinson as Hugh Fennyman

  • (Tom Wilkinson) "Uh, one moment, sir."
  • (Ben Affleck) "Who are you?"
  • (Tom Wilkinson) "I'm, uh -- I'm the money."
  • (Ben Affleck) "Then you may remain so long as you remain silent."
  • (Tom Wilkinson) "A famous victory. Kegs and legs open, and on the house. Oh, what happy hour."

Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola De Lesseps

  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "I would stay asleep my whole life, if I could dream myself into a company of players."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Master Shakespeare?"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "The same, alas."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Oh, but why "alas"?"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "A lowly player."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Alas indeed, for I thought you the highest poet of my esteem and writer of plays that capture my heart."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Oh; I am him too."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Write me well."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "I loved a writer and gave up the prize for a sonnet."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "I was the more deceived."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Yes, you were deceived, for I did not know how much I loved you."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Nurse, as I love you and you love me, you will bind my breast and buy me a boy's wig."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "You have never spoken so well of him before."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "He was not dead before."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "I have never undressed a man before."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "It is strange to me, too."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Good morning, my lord. I see you are open for business; so let's to church."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Good sir? I heard you were a poet. But a poet of no words?"
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "It is a house of ill repute."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "It is, Thomas, but of good reputation. Come, there's no harm in a drink."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Tell me how you love her, Will."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Like a sickness and its cure together."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "I love you, Will, beyond poetry."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Nobody knew."
  • (Joe Roberts) "He did. I saw him kissing her bubbies."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "This is not life, Will. It is a stolen season."

Joseph Fiennes as William Shakespeare

  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Love knows nothing of rank, or riverbank. It will spark between a Queen and the poor vagabond who plays the King; and their love should be minded by each, for love denied blights the soul we owe to God."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Good title."
  • (Rupert Everett) "Yours?"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) ""Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter".; Oh, yes, I know, I know."
  • (Rupert Everett) "What is the story?"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Well, there's this pirate.; In truth I have not written a word."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "A broad river divides my lovers: family, duty, fate. As unchangeable as nature."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Can you love a fool?"
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Can you love a player?"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "I have a wife, yes, and I cannot marry the daughter of Sir Robert De Lesseps. You needed no wife come from Stratford to tell you that, and yet, you let me come to your bed."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Calf-love. I loved the writer and gave up the prize for a sonnet."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Love denied blights the soul we owe to God."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "It is not a comedy I'm writing now."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "You, sir, are a gentleman."
  • (Ben Affleck) "And you, sir, are a Warwickshire s***house."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "You still owe me for One Gentleman of Verona."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "It's as if my quill is broken -- as if the organ of my imagination has dried up -- as if the proud tower of my genius has collapsed."
  • (Antony Sher) "Interesting."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Nothing comes."
  • (Antony Sher) "Most interesting."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "It's like trying to pick a lock with a wet herring."
  • (Antony Sher) "Tell me, are you lately humbled in the act of love? How long has it been?"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "His name is Mercutio."
  • (Ben Affleck) "What's the name of the play?"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Mercutio."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "It is?"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Shh."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "My muse, as always, is Aphrodite."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Aphrodite Baggett, who does it behind the Dog and Crumpet?"

Geoffrey Rush as Philip Henslowe

  • (Geoffrey Rush) "I don't know. It's a mystery."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "You see; comedy. Love, and a bit with a dog. That's what they want."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the theatre business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster."
  • (Tom Wilkinson) "So what do we do?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well."
  • (Tom Wilkinson) "How?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "I don't know. It's a mystery."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Well, that would have them rolling in the aisles."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "I'm a dead man and buggered to boot."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "I need actors. Those of you who are unknown will have a chance to be known."
  • (Unnamed) "What about the money, Mr. Henslowe?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "It won't cost you a penny. Ha ha ha ha."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Let us have pirates, clowns, and a happy ending, or we shall send you back to Stratford to your wife."
  • (Third Auditioneer) "I would like to give you something from "Faustus.""
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "How refreshing."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "The show must -- you know --"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Go on."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Will. Where is my play? Tell me you have it nearly done. Tell me you have it started."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "You have begun?"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "No, no, we haven't the time. Talk prose."

Ben Affleck as Ned Alleyn

  • (Ben Affleck) "Gentlemen upstage; ladies downstage -- Are you a lady Mr. Kent?"
  • (Ben Affleck) "A quarrel about the bill."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "The bill. Ah, vanity, vanity."
  • (Ben Affleck) "Not the billing; the BILL."
  • (Ben Affleck) "He dies?"

Colin Firth as Lord Wessex

  • (Queen Elizabeth) "Have her then, but you're a lordly fool. She's been plucked since I saw her last, and not by you -- it takes a woman to know it."
  • (Colin Firth) "Marlowe."
  • (Colin Firth) "I cannot shed blood in her house, but I will cut your throat anon. Do you have a name?"
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Christopher Marlowe, at your service."
  • (Colin Firth) "My lady, the tide waits for no man, but I swear it would wait for you."
  • (Colin Firth) "I have spoken with your father."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "So, my lord? I speak with him every day."
  • (Colin Firth) "Is she obedient?"
  • (Sir Robert de Lesseps) "As any mule in Christendom; but if you are the man to ride her, there are rubies in the saddlebag."
  • (Colin Firth) "I like her."

Simon Callow as Tilney

  • (Simon Callow) "You will do well, I fear."
  • (Simon Callow) "That woman is a woman."

Joe Roberts as John Webster

  • (Queen Elizabeth) "You are an eager boy. Did you like the play?"
  • (Joe Roberts) "I liked it when she stabbed herself, Your Majesty."

Rupert Everett as Christopher Marlowe

  • (Rupert Everett) "I thought your play was for Burbage."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "This is a different one."
  • (Rupert Everett) "A different one you haven't written?"

Imelda Staunton as Nurse

  • (Imelda Staunton) "Lord Wessex was looking at you tonight."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "All the men at court are without poetry. If they see me, they see my father's fortune, I; will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all."
  • (Imelda Staunton) "Not Valentine and Sylvia."
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "No. Not the artful postures of love, but love that overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love as there has never been in a play. I will have love. Or I will end my days as a --"
  • (Imelda Staunton) "As a nurse?"
  • (Gwyneth Paltrow) "Oh, but I will be Valentine and Sylvia too. Oh, good nurse, God save you and good night."

Martin Clunes as Richard Burbage

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