Viola De Lesseps: I loved a writer and gave up the prize for a sonnet.
William Shakespeare: I was the more deceived.
Viola De Lesseps: Yes, you were deceived, for I did not know how much I loved you.

You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.

William Shakespeare

Pay attention and you will see how genius creates a legend.

Ned Alleyn

Love knows nothing of rank or river bank.

William Shakespeare

Viola De Lesseps: Master Shakespeare?
William Shakespeare: The same, alas.
Viola De Lesseps: Oh, but why "alas"?
William Shakespeare: A lowly player.
Viola De Lesseps: Alas indeed, for I thought you the highest poet of my esteem and writer of plays that capture my heart.
William Shakespeare: Oh - I am him too!

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

My story starts at sea... a perilous voyage to an unknown land... a shipwreck... the wild waters roar and heave... the brave vessel is dashed all to pieces, and all the helpless souls within her drowned... all save one... a lady... whose soul is greater than the ocean... and her spirit stronger than the sea's embrace... not for her a watery end, but a new life beginning on a stranger shore. It will be a love story... for she will be my heroine for all time. And her name will be Viola.

William Shakespeare

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

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Shakespeare in Love Quotes

William Shakespeare: I'm done with theater. The playhouse is for dreamers. Look what the dream brought us.
Viola De Lesseps: It was we ourselves did that. And for my life to come, I would not have it otherwise.

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