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#1. Feste. Are you ready, sir?

Orsino. Ay; prithee, sing.
[Music] 945

Feste. Come away, come away, death,
And in sad cypress let me be laid;
Fly away, fly away breath;
I am slain by a fair cruel maid. 950
My shroud of white, stuck all with yew,
O, prepare it!
My part of death, no one so true
Did share it.
Not a flower, not a flower sweet 955
On my black coffin let there be strown;
Not a friend, not a friend greet
My poor corpse, where my bones shall be thrown:
A thousand thousand sighs to save,
Lay me, O, where 960
Sad true lover never find my grave,
To weep there!
Orsino. There's for thy pains.
Feste. No pains, sir: I take pleasure in singing, sir.

Orsino. I'll pay thy pleasure then. 965

Feste. Truly, sir, and pleasure will be paid, one time or another.

From Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene 4. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#2. Wild with laughter, Twelfth Night is nevertheless almost always on the edge of violence. - Author: Harold Bloom
Twelfth Night quotes by Harold Bloom
#3. She is drowned already, sir, with salt water, though I seem to drown her remembrance again with more. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#4. Enough no more; Tis not so sweet now as it was before. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#5. Make me a willow cabin at your gate,
And call upon my soul within the house;
Write loyal cantons of contemned love
And sing them loud even in the dead of night. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#6. This year there will be an eclipse of the Moon on the fourth day of August.9 Saturn will be retrograde; Venus, direct; Mercury, variable. And a mass of other planets will not proceed as they used to.10 As a result, crabs this year will walk sideways, rope-makers work backwards, stools end up on benches, and pillows be found at the foot of the bed;11 many men's bollocks will hang down for lack of a game-bag;12 the belly will go in front and the bum be the first to sit down; nobody will find the bean in their Twelfth Night cake; not one ace will turn up in a flush; the dice will never do what you want, however much you may flatter them;13 and the beasts will talk in sundry places. - Author: Francois Rabelais
Twelfth Night quotes by Francois Rabelais
#7. As an actress and comedienne, I'm a huge fan of he theatre and the Tricycle in Kilburn is my favourite in London. I dragged my kids to a performance of 'Twelfth Night' there, where they handed out pizza. Who knew that all it takes to get children interested in Shakespeare is a snack? - Author: Arabella Weir
Twelfth Night quotes by Arabella Weir
#8. Sir Toby Belch: "Dost think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?" (Twelfth Night) - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#9. Do what you do. This Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve, Twelfth Night, Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, St. Paddy's Day, and every day henceforth. Just do what you do. Live out your life and your traditions on your own terms.
If it offends others, so be it. That's their problem. - Author: Chris Rose
Twelfth Night quotes by Chris Rose
#10. Observe him, for the love of mockery - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#11. Where, like Arion on the dolphin's back, I saw him hold acquaintance with the waves so long as I could see. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#12. Viola to Duke Orsino: 'I'll do my best
To woo your lady.'
[Aside.] 'Yet, a barful strife! Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#13. Lady, you are the cruel'st she alive
If you will lead these graces to the grave
And leave the world no copy. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#14. A young woman in love always looks like Patience on a monument Smiling at Grief. - Author: Jane Austen
Twelfth Night quotes by Jane Austen
#15. No one mentioned the sad piece of tinsel, naked in places, hanging across the chimneybreast, nor that Twelfth Night was a week ago. No one mentioned the two Christmas cards on the mantelpiece. No one mentioned them because inside they were blank. - Author: Andrew Barrett
Twelfth Night quotes by Andrew Barrett
#16. Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#17. I was thrown together with Florence, or 'Florawns' as she was called, a pert girl of nineteen who worked in our kitchen and was sent out to help me. First, I followed her to a butcher where fat sausages hung from the ceiling like aldermen's chains, and I could choose the best of plump ducks, sides of beef, and chops standing guard like sentries on parade. Once the deal was done Florence paid him, gave me a wink and cast a trickle of coins into her apron pocket. So it seemed that serving girls will pay themselves the whole world over.
The size of the Paris market made Covent Garden look like a tinker's tray. And I never before saw such neatness; the cakes arranged in pinks and yellows and greens like an embroidery, and the cheeses even prettier, some as tiny as thimbles and others great solid cartwheels. As for the King Cakes the French made for Twelfth Night, the scents of almond and caramelled sugar were to me far sweeter than any perfumed waters. - Author: Martine Bailey
Twelfth Night quotes by Martine Bailey
#18. I can hardly forbear hurling things at him. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#19. Olivia: What's a drunken man like, fool?
Feste: Like a drowned man, a fool, and a madman: one draught above heat makes him a fool; the second mads him; and a third drowns him. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#20. For me, the two weeks between Christmas and Twelfth Night have come to be reserved for desultory reading. The pressure of the holiday is over, the weather outside is frightful, there are lots of leftovers to munch on, vacation hours are being used up. - Author: Michael Dirda
Twelfth Night quotes by Michael Dirda
#21. I am indeed not her fool, but her corrupter of words. (Act III, sc. I, 37-38) - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#22. She never told her love, but let concealment, like a worm 'i th' bud, feed on her damask cheek. She pinned in thought; and, with a green and yellow melancholy, she sat like Patience on a monument, smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed? We men may say more, swear more; but indeed our shows are more than will; for we still prove much in our vows but little in our love. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#23. For the first time in ten years, the March family gathered to perform the Twelfth Night Revels for the village of Blessingstoke, just as they had done in Master Shakespeare's day. The dragon breathed fire while the Turkish Knight brandished his sword at St. George, and when it was finished, the resurrected saint and his sad dragon stood in tableau while the white-robed chorus, of which Portia and I made two, sang of the blood-berried holly and the sweetly clinging ivy. Rather like Brisbane and myself, I thought fancifully. Both evergreen and hardy, one sturdy, one tenacious, and forever undivided. But now there was a new little branch grafted to our union. - Author: Deanna Raybourn
Twelfth Night quotes by Deanna Raybourn
#24. Antonio: Will you stay no longer? nor will you not that I go with you?
Sebastian: By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love to lay any of them on you. - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#25. The innocent are guilty, the guilty are beyond hope, everything's on its head, it's a Twelfth Night of late-capitalist contradiction ... - Author: Thomas Pynchon
Twelfth Night quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#26. Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale? - Author: William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night quotes by William Shakespeare
#27. Such a weird thing, isn't it.... to walk around for days every month bleeding. As girls, to just accept that a certain amount of our time will be spent cleaning up gore expelled from our own bodies, part of our income spent buying mass-produced bits of cotton wool to soak it up, part of our minds spent tracking, remembering and planning so that no one ever notices we're temporarily transformed into victims of satanic possession, blood gushing out of our uninjured bodies.... waking up at night with stuff of life smeared all over sheets, like you're in the middle of a fucking crime scene... Oh it's fine, it's normal. Jesus! No wonder men back away in fear. - Author: Emily Maguire
Twelfth Night quotes by Emily Maguire
#28. Last night the United States dropped four 2,000 pound bombs on Saddam Hussein. I don't know anything about explosives, but, my God, do those things even need to explode? - Author: David Letterman
Twelfth Night quotes by David Letterman
#29. I do have 14 tattoos, but I also do come home every single night and watch reality TV with my cat. - Author: Lea Michele
Twelfth Night quotes by Lea Michele
#30. Lord! Thou art with Thy people still; they see Thee in the night-watches, and their hearts burn within them as Thou talkest with them by the way. And Thou art near to those that have not known Thee; open their eyes that they may see Thee
see Thee weeping over them, and saying, "Ye will not come unto me that ye might have life"
see Thee hanging on the cross and saying, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do"
see Thee as Thou wilt come again in Thy glory to judge them at the last. Amen. - Author: George Eliot
Twelfth Night quotes by George Eliot
#31. Every night when I go out on stage, there's always one nagging fear in the back of my mind. I'm always afraid that somewhere out there, there is one person in the audience that I'm not going to offend! - Author: Don Rickles
Twelfth Night quotes by Don Rickles
#32. The only way to eradicate disquieted state of mind in this world is to give serious and heedful attentiveness to those in the darkest night. - Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
Twelfth Night quotes by Anyaele Sam Chiyson
#33. Yet she was so sweet. She wasn't a hard-ass, wasn't jaded after all that had been done to her. In bed, she was giving and generous. And she smiled a lot. She seemed to enjoy life.
Whereas he'd been nothing but a giant pain in the ass, taking for granted everything that had been given to him. He'd had it so easy, while his parents had struggled to give him a good life so all he had to do was go out and live his dream.
He and Savannah were as different as night and day. How could she tolerate being around him? He was nothing but a spoiled football player who craved the spotlight. He didn't deserve to be sharing a bed with her. She needed someone who cared for her, who thought of nothing but her, who'd give up everything just to give her the kind of life she deserved.
He sucked in a breath and realized it was time he made some serious life changes. It was time to go all in and stop hesitating about the things he really wanted in his career. In his life.
It was time to start taking some chances. - Author: Jaci Burton
Twelfth Night quotes by Jaci Burton
#34. Tied one on last night. Not feeling great this morning. I was trying to sleep it off, unfortunately, it was on the casino floor. - Author: George Lopez
Twelfth Night quotes by George Lopez
#35. You're too much of a bitch to go gently into that good night."
"You should put that on a greeting card. - Author: SE Zbasnik
Twelfth Night quotes by SE Zbasnik
#36. I first noticed how the sound of water is like the talk of human voices, and would sometimes wake in the night and listen, thinking that a crowd of people were coming through the woods. - Author: Freya Stark
Twelfth Night quotes by Freya Stark
#37. And secondly, admit defeat. Socialism (or anarchism) is not going to happen. And there is no national resurgence
of organic community coming our way. There will be no night-watchman state and libertarian utopia where the
public sector is all but removed. There will be no ecological-spiritual awakening spontaneously growing
from the goodness of your heart. And no, Mr. Conservative, there will be no rolling back of gay rights,
bike paths, vegan diets, animal rights and queer perspectives - they are all here to stay and expand. You can give up on all of that nonsense. Those were whispers of another time. Let them die hard. Clear your
head of these hallucinatory fantasies. They are about as meaningful today as belief in ghosts or Jesus walking
across King Herod's swimming pool. - Author: Hanzi Freinacht
Twelfth Night quotes by Hanzi Freinacht
#38. At four o'clock in the morning most people have been asleep for hours, but at four o'clock in the morning the night-club children of a few years ago were just getting hot. The band jazzed at full blast. The air was so thick you could pick it up in handfulls and through it around like snowballs. The dance-floors were crowded with couples who couldn't do anything but wiggle hips and feet. - Author: Jimmy Durante
Twelfth Night quotes by Jimmy Durante
#39. There is only one way: Go within. Search for the cause, find the impetus that bids you write. Put it to this test: Does it stretch out its roots in the deepest place of your heart? Can you avow that you would die if you were forbidden to write? Above all, in the most silent hour of your night, ask yourself this: Must I write? Dig deep into yourself for a true answer. And if it should ring its assent, if you can confidently meet this serious question with a simple, "I must," then build your life upon it. It has become your necessity. Your life, in even the most mundane and least significant hour, must become a sign, a testimony to this urge. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Twelfth Night quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#40. They hammered on the outer gate and called, but there was at first no answer; and then to their surprise someone blew a horn, and the lights in the windows went out. A voice shouted in the dark: 'Who's that? Be off! You can't come in. Can't you read the notice: No admittance between sundown and sunrise?' 'Of course we can't read the notice in the dark,' Sam shouted back. 'And if hobbits of the Shire are to be kept out in the wet on a night like this, I'll tear down your notice when I find it. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Twelfth Night quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#41. Somewhere or other there must surely be
The face not seen, the voice not heard,
The heart that not yet - never yet - ah me!
Made answer to my word.
Somewhere or other, may be near or far;
Past land and sea, clean out of sight;
Beyond the wandering moon, beyond the star
That tracks her night by night.
Somewhere or other, may be far or near;
With just a wall, a hedge, between;
With just the last leaves of the dying year
Fallen on a turf grown green. - Author: Christina Rossetti
Twelfth Night quotes by Christina Rossetti
#42. I'd like to thank my parents for making this night possible. And my children for making it necessary. - Author: Victor Borge
Twelfth Night quotes by Victor Borge
#43. This very night I am going to leave off tobacco! Surely there must be some other world in which this unconquerable purpose shall be realised. - Author: Charles Lamb
Twelfth Night quotes by Charles Lamb
#44. AGAMEMNON: I will not slay my children, nor shall thy interests be prospered by justice in thy vengeance for a worthless wife, while I am left wasting, night and day, in sorrow for what I did to one of my own flesh and blood, contrary to all law and justice. - Author: Euripides
Twelfth Night quotes by Euripides
#45. I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship. - Author: Ben Affleck
Twelfth Night quotes by Ben Affleck
#46. There is, however, possibly a serious side to the question, for some of the children, indeed all who have been missed at night, have been slightly torn or wounded in the throat. The wounds seem such as might be made by a rat or a small dog, and although of not much importance individually, would tend to show that whatever animal inflicts them has a system or method of its own. The police of the division have been instructed to keep a sharp lookout for straying children, especially when very young, in and around Hampstead Heath, and for any stray dog which may be about. - Author: Bram Stoker
Twelfth Night quotes by Bram Stoker
#47. Slowly the golden memory of the dead sun fades from the hearts of the cold, sad clouds. Silent, like sorrowing children, the birds have ceased their song, and only the moorhen's plaintive cry and the harsh croak of the corncrake stirs the awed hush around the couch of waters, where the dying day breathes out her last.
From the dim woods on either bank, Night's ghostly army, the grey shadows, creep out with noiseless tread to chase away the lingering rear- guard of the light, and pass, with noiseless, unseen feet, above the waving river-grass, and through the sighing rushes; and Night, upon her sombre throne, folds her black wings above the darkening world, and, from her phantom palace, lit by the pale stars, reigns in stillness. - Author: Jerome K. Jerome
Twelfth Night quotes by Jerome K. Jerome
#48. That night, Zalmai wakes up coughing. Before Laila can move, Tariq swings his legs over the side of the bed. He straps on his prosthesis and walks over to Zalmai, lifts him up into his arms. From the bed, Laila watches Tariq's shape moving back and forth in the darkness. She sees the outline of Zalmai's head on his shoulder, the knot of his hands at Tariq's neck, his small feet bouncing by Tariq's hip.
When Tariq comes back to bed, neither of them says anything. Laila reaches over and touches his face. Tariq's cheeks are wet. - Author: Khaled Hosseini
Twelfth Night quotes by Khaled Hosseini
#49. I have never been able to make out," I began, "why women are so shy about being caught reading poetry.
We men--lawyers, mechanics, or what not--may well feel ashamed. If we must read poetry, it should be at dead of night, within closed doors. But you women are so akin to poesy. The Creator Himself is a lyric poet, and Jayadeva must have practised the divine art seated at His feet. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Twelfth Night quotes by Rabindranath Tagore
#50. Hopes, wants and wishes, all cast across the night sky with my heart in tow. - Author: Jay Long
Twelfth Night quotes by Jay Long
#51. Remind yourself that in this night you will face many challenges. But you have to face them and understand it 100 percent ... Obey God, his messenger, and don't fight among yourself where you become weak, and stand fast, God will stand with those who stood fast. - Author: Mohamed Atta
Twelfth Night quotes by Mohamed Atta
#52. I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree, past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree. - Author: Georgia O'Keeffe
Twelfth Night quotes by Georgia O'Keeffe
#53. Man's life seems to me like a long, weary night that would be intolerable if there were not occasionally flashes of light, the sudden brightness of which is so comforting and wonderful, that the moments of their appearance cancel out and justify the years of darkness. - Author: Hermann Hesse
Twelfth Night quotes by Hermann Hesse
#54. When the whistle blew and the call stretched thin across the night, one had to believe that any journey could be sweet to the soul. - Author: Charles Tennyson Turner
Twelfth Night quotes by Charles Tennyson Turner
#55. The Battle for the Philippines was the greatest naval battle in history, judged in terms of the number of ships taking part, the number of ships sunk, and the importance of its outcome. It included every form of naval warfare of the 20th century: gunnery duels between battleships; destroyer battles at night and by day, as ferocious and sustained as any at the Battle of Jutland; submarines that stalked the depths; sinking many ships; and finally, carrier warfare on a scale never dreamed of even by the most ardent enthusiasts of air warfare at sea. - Author: Richard Hough
Twelfth Night quotes by Richard Hough
#56. Yeah I know you're a creature of the night. Bringer of death, sucker of blood, needer of tans, so on and so forth. And oddly enough, I'm still unimpressed. - Author: Kiersten White
Twelfth Night quotes by Kiersten White
#57. I loved you madly; in the distasteful work of the day, in the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through Paradises and Hells of visions into which I rushed, carrying your image in my arms, I loved you madly. - Author: Charles Dickens
Twelfth Night quotes by Charles Dickens
#58. AFTER I DELIVERED VELVET BACK to the farmhouse that night, I entered the condo and walked over to my Minotauromachia. And as I stood before it, it was crystal clear to me that the terrible monster was doomed in the face of the powerful little girl. - Author: Wally Lamb
Twelfth Night quotes by Wally Lamb
#59. It was surprising that you could spend hours in the middle of the night pretending things were okay, and know in thirty seconds of daylight that simply wasn't so - Author: Gillian Flynn
Twelfth Night quotes by Gillian Flynn
#60. Now, on nights that I can't sleep, I play video games alone until the morning. - Author: Namie Amuro
Twelfth Night quotes by Namie Amuro
#61. Because you're the first woman I've ever met who completely captivated me. From the moment I saw you I knew I had to have you - I know how that sounds but it is absolutely true. Besides, you're the first woman that I've ever cared enough about to invite to spend the night and now that you said no you are also the first woman to say no to that. To top it off you are the only woman I have ever chased up the street while I was buck naked." He - Author: Natalie Wild
Twelfth Night quotes by Natalie Wild
#62. I wonder at the starry pattern in the sky
Are they little pieces of moon which want to fly..? - Author: Munia Khan
Twelfth Night quotes by Munia Khan
#63. We are little flames poorly sheltered by frail walls against the storm of dissolution and madness, in which we flicker and sometimes almost go out ... we creep in upon ourselves and with big eyes stare into the night ... and thus we wait for morning. - Author: Erich Maria Remarque
Twelfth Night quotes by Erich Maria Remarque
#64. Oh, I want to hold it all!" she cried. "I want to hold the way the night is - cold without wind. And the way the stars are so near and shiny. I want to hold all of it tight until it hollers out, 'Let me go! Let me go! - Author: Betty Smith
Twelfth Night quotes by Betty  Smith
#65. Where were you this morning?" Peter demands.
I cross my arms and try to stand tall. It's hard, because I'm so short and he really is tall. "You're one to talk."
Peter huffs, "At least I texted you! I've called you like seventeen times. Why is your phone off?"
"You know we're not allowed to have our phones on at school!"
He huffs, "Lara Jean, I waited in front of your house for twenty minutes."
Yikes. "Well, I'm sorry."
"How'd you get to school? Sanderson?"
Peter exhales. "Listen, if you were pissed I couldn't come over last night, you should've just called and said so instead of the shit you pulled this morning."
In a small voice I say, "Well, what about that shit you pulled last night?"
A smile tugs at the corners of his mouth. "Did you just say 'shit'? It sounds really funny coming out of your mouth. - Author: Jenny Han
Twelfth Night quotes by Jenny Han
#66. I pray for discretion every single night, that I can see through people, see what their greater good is. Sometimes that individual 'wows' you by the eye, but when it come to heart to heart, that person's not there for you. That's not just females. That may be friends, people who come into your life just to use you for who you are. - Author: Cam Newton
Twelfth Night quotes by Cam Newton
#67. I didn't much like Las Vegas. The noise of the place and the whole 24-hour, 'let's play the slot machines all night' culture of the place just left me cold. - Author: James Nesbitt
Twelfth Night quotes by James Nesbitt

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