I knew when I set about collecting Shakespeare wedding quotes that it’d be tricky to set myself apart from the many “love quotes” sites on the net. Not in terms of quality, of course – they have none. No, it’s explaining this to people that’s tricky.
Just now, for instance, while Googling for “wedding quotes from Shakespeare”, I found a site (that shall remain nameless) that claims to have a Top 100 Shakespeare Love Quotes. Ready for a few samples?
“A young man married is a man that's marred.”
“I pray you, do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in wine”
“You cannot call it love, for at your age the heyday in the blood is tame”
“Lechery, lechery; still, wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion.”
Great stuff, there. I’m surprised they didn’t throw in that Capulet line about our dancing days being in the past. Try pulling one of these out during a wedding toast and see what happens.
Hear My Soul Speak: Wedding Quotations from Shakespeare contains over 100 selections from across all of Shakespeare’s works, specifically chosen for their positive thoughts on love, marriage and romance. Available now in Kindle, iBook and PDF format.