Friday, February 11, 2011

What Will You Write On The Valentine's Day Card?

[* The following is a press release. ]

ShakespeareGeek.com Announces Top 10 Most Romantic Quotes


Be Romeo or Juliet This Valentine’s Day and Get “I Love You” Help from the Master

BOSTON, MA, February 11, 2011- Shakespeare Geek, the oldest online Shakespeare blog today revealed the Top 10 Most Romantic Quotes from Shakespeare just in time for Valentine’s Day. The quotes sure to inspire romance, were selected based on votes from the site’s audience, who count themselves among the Bard’s most devoted fans.

“Valentine’s Day is once again upon us, and whether you’re having flowers delivered to your sweetie or you’re handing them over yourself, the hardest part is often writing something romantic in the card,” said Duane Morin, creator of ShakespeareGeek.com. “Consider these suggestions from Shakespeare, as they’ve been scoring points with significant others for over 400 years. You want to find something that means something to both of you.”

The Top 10 Most Romantic Shakespeare Love Quotes:

I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is that not strange? – Much Ado About Nothing

I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes. – Much Ado About Nothing

I have loved you ever since I saw you; and still I see you beautiful. – The Two Gentlemen of Verona

My heart is ever at your service. –Timon of Athens

I will swear I love thee infinitely. – Henry IV (Part 1)

For where thou art, there is the world itself. – Henry VI (Part 2)

One fairer than my love! the all-seeing sun Ne’er saw her match since first the world begun. – Romeo and Juliet

Sweet, above thought I love thee. – Troilus and Cressida

Love is a spirit all compact of fire. – Venus and Adonis

This is the very ecstasy of love. –Hamlet



About ShakespeareGeek.com

Duane Morin is the owner and operator of ShakespeareGeek.com (http://www.shakespearegeek.com), the oldest Shakespeare blog on the Internet. He is the author of Hear My Soul Speak : Wedding Quotations from Shakespeare (http://www.hearmysoulspeak.com), an ebook containing all of Shakespeare’s most romantic lines, organized and explained for easy understanding, available now for Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, and other e-Reader devices.

3 comments:

kj said...

Impressive! I'm very glad to see thoughtful (rather than random) romantic quotes from Shakespeare. Most places (e-cards, top fifty lists, et cetera) just grab quotes because they have the word "love" in them.

Can you imagine getting this on a Valentine's Day e-card?

"Love? His affections do not that way tend."

Ridiculous.

But you left out a great one from The Winter's Tale:


". . . when you do dance, I wish you
A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do
Nothing but that."

Thanks for the great list!

kj

Duane said...

Thanks KJ. I do like that one, but it didn't quite fit the "Write it on the card" motif I was going for. That's more the sort of thing I think of as a third party toasting a couple, perhaps at a wedding. At least, that's section I put it in my wedding book, http://www.hearmysoulspeak.com :).

kj said...

Oh, yeah! The Wedding Book! Available at http://www.hearmysoulspeak.com. Wow, is it ever good!

Yes, that quote works very well for a third party. Watching the couple dance, he or she says to him- or herself (or out loud for everyone to hear), "I wish you a wave of the sea."

But it also works from one love to another. You look so good to me that I wish you were as constant as a wave of the sea, with the same sort of magnificent beauty—a beauty that is so wondrous that it needs no other purpose but being aesthetically pleasing.

Of course, Shakespeare put it a bit more succinctly than that.

I must remember to go to http://www.hearmysoulspeak.com right away and buy a copy of the best Shakespeare-related wedding book out there!

kj