Many say the best way to experience the works of William Shakespeare is to see them performed. While this may be the case, and most definitely the only way to truly understand the complexity of some of the comedies and tragedies that Shakespeare wrote over the years, there is no denying that the literal written word and poetry of his plays and sonnets holds something quite magical for the reader.
Saturday 23rd April marks the four-hundredth anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, with many participating in events over the course of the coming weeks to celebrate over four-hundred years of inspiration for writers, actors, musicians and film-makers alike.
Here, in no particular order, are 10 Shakespeare quotes that have stood out over the years as well as the plays they can be found within. Hopefully this will inspire your creative side, enjoy!