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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

You can make anything by writing. - C S Lewis

Writing is a struggle against silence. - Carlos Fuentes

A poem begins with a lump in the throat. - Robert Frost

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

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. - Christina Baldwin

She moved like a poem and smiled like a sphinx. - Laini Taylor

If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. - Leonard Cohen

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

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

People do not deserve good writing, they are so pleased with bad. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Writing is only the frosting on my cake. I'm whole without it. - Tabitha King

Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people. - Adrian Mitchell

When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen. - Unknown

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. - Francis Bacon

I get intrigued by a puzzle, and writing a book is the best way to solve it. - Anthony Storr

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. - Ernest Hemingway

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. - Robert Frost

I write by ear. I tried writing with the typewriter, but I found it too unwieldy. - Groucho Marx

Books of poetry by young writers are usually promissory notes that are never met. - Oscar Wilde

The dark night was the first book of poetry, and the constellations were the poems. - Chet Raymo

We are all pencils in the hand of a writing God, who is sending love letters to the world. - Mother Teresa

Writing is like sewing together what I call these 'buttons,' these bits and pieces. - Sandra Cisneros

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

Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. - Virginia Woolf

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

I'm a games and theory king of guy. I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose. - Neil Patrick Harris

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

I met a man at a party. He said, "I'm writing a novel." I said, "Oh, really? Neither am I." - Peter Cook

Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere between trout casting and spook writing. - Ben Hecht

The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from. - Gene Fowler

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. - Ray Bradbury

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

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. - Charles Darwin

When my wife says she'll be ready in 5 minutes, I know I have just enough time to fly to space and write a poem on the moon before we go. - Mike Vanatta


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