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QUIZ: Can You Identify the Shakespeare Play by a Popular Quote?

QUIZ: Can You Identify the Shakespeare Play by a Popular Quote?


Even if you haven’t read every Shakespeare play in existence (which is more than fair—dude wrote a bunch of those things), you probably at least know that “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is from Romeo and Juliet. Which, you know, nice job. You nailed it.

But what about the rest of these quotes? Can you identify their play of origin, too?

1. "Hell is empty, and all the devils are here!"

2. "Brevity is the soul of wit."

3. "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."

4. "To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there’s the rub, for in that sleep of death what dreams may come..."

5. "Now is the winter of our discontent."

6. "The course of true love never did run smooth."

7. "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown."

8. "Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under 't."

9. "Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."

10. "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!"

11. "If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"

12. "All that glisters is not gold."

13. "I do love nothing in the world so well as you: is not that strange?"

14. "Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once."

15. "This is very midsummer madness."

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