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Shakespeare - The Early Years

Inspiration for a spot o' Macbeth

Shakespeare - The Early Years thanks to Mel Hardman

'Out, damned spot! out, I say!' - Macbeth Act V, Scene I
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Wine is bottled poetry. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Vigorous writing is concise. - William Strunk, Jr.

I want to make a poem of my life. - Yukio Mishima

Easy reading is damn hard writing. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

God is love, but get it in writing. - Gypsy Rose Lee

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. - Paul Valery

You can't write poetry on the computer. - Quentin Tarantino

This poem will never reach its destination. - Voltaire

Television has raised writing to a new low. - Samuel Goldwyn

You campaign in poetry; you govern in prose. - Mario Cuomo

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost

Writing laws is easy, but governing is difficult. - Leo Tolstoy

I write poems like some people sing in the bathroom. - Amit Bhatia

There is creative reading as well as creative writing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. - Elvis Costello

Fiction writing is great, you can make up almost anything. - Ivana Trump

All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech. - Robert Frost

I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done. - Steven Wright

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem. - Walt Whitman

Prose is a museum, where all the old weapons of poetry are kept. - T.E. Hulme

Poetry is the statement of a relation between a man and the world. - Wallace Stevens

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about. - Benjamin Franklin

Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved. - Christopher P. Rubero

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up. - Ernest Hemingway

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. - Cicero

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. - Jules Renard

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope. - Oscar Wilde

The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare... neither knew chocolate. - Sandra Boynton

Playing Shakespeare is so tiring. You never get a chance to sit down unless you're a king. - Josephine Hull

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else. - Ivern Ball

Early on, if I was alone two or three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide. - Jack Nicholson

Of all the useless things a person can do, limerick writing is right up there with golf and fishing. - Garrison Keillor

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea. - John Updike

Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in. - Brendan Behan

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. - Ernest Hemingway

Larry Gogan: 'With what town in Britain is Shakespeare associated?'
Contestant: 'Hamlet'. - Larry Gogan

The greatest ideas, the most profound thoughts, and the most beautiful poetry are born from the womb of silence. - William A. Ward

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second. - Robert Frost

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. - Donald Trump

Think while walking, walk while thinking, and let writing be but the light pause, as the body on a walk rests in contemplation of wide open spaces. - Frederic Gros


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