29+ quotes from The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Quotes from The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare ·  112 pages

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“A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burdened with light weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“We came into the world like brother and brother,
And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“He that commends me to mine own content
Commends me to the thing I cannot get.
I to the world am like a drop of water
That in the ocean seeks another drop,
Who, falling there to find his fellow forth,
Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself:
So I, to find a mother and a brother,
In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note,
to drown me in thy sister’s flood of tears.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Until I know this sure uncertainty,
I'll entertain the offered fallacy.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“If the skin were parchment and the blows you gave were ink,
Your own handwriting would tell you what I think.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“I to the world am like a drop of water
That in the ocean seeks another drop,
Who, falling there to find his fellow forth,
Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last,
And careful hours with Time's deformed hand
Have written strange defeatures in my face.
But tell me yet, dost thou not know my voice?”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“If she lives till doomsday, she'll burn a week longer than the whole world.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Teach me, dear creature, how to think and speak; Lay open to my earthy-gross conceit, Smother'd in errors, feeble, shallow, weak, The folded meaning of your words' deceit.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Yet this my comfort: when your words are done,
My woes end likewise with the evening sun.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Ay, when fowls have no feathers and fish have no fin.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Ill deeds is doubled with an evil word.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Since mine own doors refuse to entertain me,
I'll knock elsewhere, to see if they'll disdain me”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“What is the course and drift of your compact?”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Am I in earth, in heaven, or in hell?
Sleeping or waking, mad or well-advised?
Known unto these, and to myself disguised?
I'll say as they say, and persever so,
And in this mist at all adventures go.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“But here must end the story of my life,
And happy were I in my timely death
Could all my travels warrant me they live.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“The pleasing punishment that women bare....”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Return'd so soon! Rather approached too late: the capron burns, the pig falls from the spit, the clock hath strucken twelve upon the bell; my mistress made it one upon my cheek: she is hot because the meat is cold; the meat is cold because you have no stomach, you have no stomach, having broke your fast; but we, that know what 'tis to fast and pray, are pentent for your default today.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“I, sir, am Dromio; command him away. I, sir, am Dromio; pray, let me stay.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“How many fond fools serve mad jealousy!”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Hopeless and helpless doth AEgeon wend,
But to procrastinate his lifeless end.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“The venom clamours of a jealous woman
Poisons more deadly than a mad dog's tooth.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“A man may break a word with you, sir, and words are but wind;
Ay, and break it in your face, so he break it not behind.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Los hombres son dueños de su libertad. Sólo el tiempo es su señor y cuando les parece van o vienen.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Yet this my comfort: when your words are done,
My woes end likewise with the evening sun.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“La fortuna nos dejó, a cada uno por igual, de qué alegrarnos y de qué entristecernos.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“Mientras encuentra pues a quien he extrañado tanto me arriesgo a perder a quien tanto amo.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


“En busca de ellos, infeliz, me pierdo yo mismo.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Comedy of Errors


About the author

William Shakespeare
Born place: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, The United Kingdom
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