Shakespearean Quotes

When I was studying Shakespeare as a theatre major, I had a professor who would talk about “the purple passages.”  These are the really famous lines and speeches that English speakers seem to be born with a at least a faint awareness of; that sixth sense that says “you have heard this before.”  (It also applies to certain fairy tales and most Beatle’s lyrics.)

“To be or not to be,” “the quality of mercy is not strained,” “what’s in a name?” “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” are a few examples that come to mind. 

I saw this man in a bar and asked if I could take a photo, and he kindly agreed. He may not look kind, but he really was. 

It’s been a while since college but I’m surprised I don’t remember this quote. Must be more of a “puce passage.”


About Rachel Lewis

Rachel Lewis has worked as a barista, a book seller, a jewelry store window dresser, a wood shop lackey, a receptionist, an extra on Touched By An Angel, and once built thirty giant ants out of paper mâché to decorate a parade float. It took an entire weekend and she was paid approximately twenty dollars. She has written six short and one act plays which have been produced in showcases and festivals in Salt Lake City - Utah, Austin - Texas and Manhattan - New York. Her full length play, Locking Doors, was produced by the University of Utah in 2005. Subsequent productions were later staged in Twin Falls - Idaho and Jackson Hole - Wyoming. Ms. Lewis is currently employed in the pharmaceutical industry and is working on a masters in technical writing. She finds that keeping this web log effective prevents her dying from boredom. She is also makes and sells wheel-thrown pottery and is working on another full length play and a book of short stories. Rachel Lewis is a Utah native and lives in Salt Lake City with her Yorkshire terrier, Wensleydale Doggiepants.

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