Yesterday, J. C. Wolf invited me to join in this game and although I’ve already done it before, there are so many wonderful quotes, it’s easy to find three more.
The rules are simple:
- Post three different quotes on consecutive days. They can be from any source or your own. The three quotes can be of a similar theme or can all be completely different/unrelated.
- Nominate three people for the challenge.
This first day, as it’s my birthday, is going to be three quotes. All Shakespeare. The first is from Twelfth Night Act II Scene III. The lines are spoken by Feste the Fool, and as everybody knows, often the fool is wiser than the wise.
“Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise man’s son doth know.”
I chose these lines to introduce the third and final volume of my Pathfinders series. So optimistic and hopeful, what better end could you wish for, what better way to end a novel?
While we’re with Shakespeare, I’d like to add a couple of bits from Antony and Cleopatra, one of my favourite plays, featuring one of my favourite literary couples.
Iras in Act V Scene II
Finish, good lady; the bright day is done,
And we are for the dark.
and Cleopatra just a few minutes later.
I dream’d there was an Emperor Antony:
O, such another sleep, that I might see
But such another man!
Hard to choose from so many gorgeous lines.