Things Shakespeare Did Not Say.

So, I’ve been wanting to do one of those cool wall quote things for awhile, especially in the dining room. However, one thing I have discovered is that the internet is full of people who will believe that basically any quote ever is legit if you take a “—William Shakespeare” onto the end of it.
These are some of my favorite fails:

Give thanks for what you are today and go on fighting for what you gone be tomorrow.

–gone be. GONE. BE.

When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.

If you love and get hurt, love more.

“sonnets” ― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Hey girl, I think I’m in love with you.

The question is: is it better to be alive or dead? Is it nobler to put up with all the nasty things that luck throws your way, or to fight against all those troubles by simply putting an end to them once and for all?

…said the greatest writer the world has ever seen.

This is why I believe so passionately and strongly in arts education, in training teachers to make Shakespeare exciting and fascinating…because it is.




One Reply to “Things Shakespeare Did Not Say.”

  1. So true! This is so annoying. Firstly because if a quote’s good, whoever actually said it deserves the credit, and secondly because people seem to think that a quote needs to have been said by old Will to be any good, or that conversely, adding his name to everything makes what would otherwise be a mediocre pop song lyric so much better.

    And finally because thirdly, half the time the language is so anachronistic that it’s about as likely to have been said by Shakespeare as ‘Bro got swag, YOLO!’…

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