All the world is a quiz, and the wrong answers are merely failures. In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of Shakespeare's most famous quotes. Can you match each of them to the right play?
"To be, or not to be: that is the question." This one of the most famous quotes from "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark."
It may seem obvious, but "Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?’' is from Romeo and Juliet. The balcony scene is one of the most romantic scenes ever written.
This is the famous first line of "Richard III." He goes on to say that the winter is made "glorious summer."
This is a quote spoken by the Countess to her departing son in "All's Well That Ends Well." Just a bit of motherly wisdom.
This famous quote is from "The Merchant of Venice." Did you realize that this phrase was from Shakespeare?
This quote is famously spoken by Hamlet. He is, of course, referring to his mother, who quickly remarried after the death of her husband, Hamlet's father.
This is a famous quote from the Scottish King. He is hallucinating and seeing a dagger in front of him.
This is a famous quote from "Macbeth." He says these words after learning that his wife has died.
We had to sneak a sonnet in there. This is a famous line from "Sonnet 18."
"This above all: to thine own self be true." This is another famous quote from "Hamlet," spoken by Polonius.
Caesar says this to his wife, to allay her fears that he will die. And then he dies.
This is a famous line from "Richard III." When the hunchback King is under attack, he wishes for nothing but a horse to escape.
Here we have Gertrude's most famous line in "Hamlet." She says this whilst she is watching a play.
This is a quote from Cassius. He is trying to get Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar.
This is a quote from "Romeo and Juliet." Friar Lawrence is giving Romeo a hard time for abandoning his former love.
This is a quote spoken by King Lear. He knew a thing or two about thankless children.
Here is another famous quote by Hamlet. He is explaining to Horatio the appearance of a ghost.
This is a beautiful quote from "The Tempest." Prospero speaks these famous words.
These are the famous first words spoken by Orsino. He goes on to say, "Give me excess of it!"
This quote is spoken by Claudius. He's praying to God, but finds that his words lack conviction.
This is a famous quote from "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Truly, nothing runs smoothly in that play.
"Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living.” This is a quote from "All's Well That Ends Well."
This is a famous quote from Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." She's having a realization about the nature of love.
This is from Hermia in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." She's bemoaning men's infidelity.
Here is a quote from "Twelfth Night." The malicious Malvolio says this in a letter when he's trying to woo Olivia.
This is a remarkable quote from "The Tempest." It is spoken in Act 1, Scene 2.
Here we have a famous line from "Henry IV Part 2." It's such a simple line and yet so profound.
This famous quote from "The Merchant of Venice" is spoken by Shylock. He's referring to the Jewish people with his words.
Here we have a famous quote from Othello. Othello says this after he kills his wife in a jealous rage.
The Ides of March are referred to in "Julius Caesar." That day in March bodes poorly, according to the soothsayer.
Wise words from "Henry IV, Part 1." Shakespeare always talks about discretion and decency.
Here is one of the most famous lines from "Julius Caesar." Marc Antony is trying to get the people to listen to him after Caesar has been stabbed.
This fun line is said by Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Puck is a sprite, or faerie, known as Robin Goodfellow.
Here we have a quote from "Julius Caesar." Certainly, the dogs of war do slip in that play.
This is a famous quote from "Hamlet." We all need to be reminded that thinking alone creates good and bad.