Good sir? I heard you were a poet. But a poet of no words?

Viola De Lesseps

I would stay asleep my whole life, if I could dream myself into a company of players.

Viola de Lesseps

Good morning, my lord. I see you are open for business - so let's to church.

Viola De Lesseps

I love you, Will, beyond poetry.

Viola De Lesseps

Let us have pirates, clowns, and a happy ending, or we shall send you back to Stratford to your wife!

Philip Henslowe

You see - comedy. Love, and a bit with a dog. That's what they want.

Philip Henslowe

No... not the artful postures of love, but love that overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love like there has never been in a play. I will have love or I will end my days as a...

Viola De Lesseps

William Shakespeare: Can you love a fool?
Viola De Lesseps: Can you love a player?

William Shakespeare: Follow that boat!
First Boatman: Right you are, guv'nor!... I know your face. Are you an actor?
William Shakespeare: [oh God, here we go again] Yes.
First Boatman: Yes, I've seen you in something. That one about a king.
William Shakespeare: Really?
First Boatman: I had that Christopher Marlowe in my boat once.

Nurse, as I love you and you love me, you will bind my breast and buy me a boy's wig.

Viola de Lesseps

Viola De Lesseps: I have never undressed a man before.
William Shakespeare: It is strange to me, too.

Viola De Lesseps: You have never spoken so well of him before
William Shakespeare: He was not dead before.

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Shakespeare in Love Quotes

[to her Nurse] I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. No... not the artful postures of love, not playful and poetical games of love for the amusement of an evening, but love that... over-throws life. Unbiddable, ungovernable - like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love - like there has never been in a play.

Viola De Lesseps

Good sir? I heard you were a poet. But a poet of no words?

Viola De Lesseps