Shakespeare Love Quotes

Top 10 Shakespeare Love Quotes

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As our list of top 10 Shakespeare love quotes reveals, Shakespeare remains the world’s most romantic poet and dramatist. He is responsible for Romeo and Juliet and Sonnet 18, the greatest love story and poetry ever written. Discover the top 10 Shakespeare love quotes here.

  1. "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
  2. "Is love a tender thing? it is too rough,
    Too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn."
    Romeo and Juliet
  1. "If music be the food of love, play on."
    Twelfth Night
  2. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
    Thou art more lovely and more temperate."
    Sonnet 18
  3. "Love sought is good, but given unsought is better."
    Twelfth Night
  4. "Hear my soul speak:
    The very instant that I saw you, did
    My heart fly to your service."
    The Tempest
  5. "I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest."
    Much Ado About Nothing
  6. "One half of me is yours, the other half yours,
    Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours,
    And so all yours."
    ​The Merchant of Venice
  7. "Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs."
    Romeo and Juliet
  8. "Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?"
    As You Like It
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