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Twelfth Night Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Twelfth Night
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“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die.”
William Shakespeare
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Twelfth Night
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Orsino
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love
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“Why, she may command me. I serve her, she is my lady. ”
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“If you prized my lady’s favor at anything more than contempt, you would not give means for this uncivil rule”
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“That most ingrateful boy there by your side From the rude sea’s enraged and foamy mouth Did I redeem; a wrack past hope he was. His life I gave him and did thereto add My love, without retention or restraint, All his in dedication. For his sake Did I expose myself, pure for his love, Into the danger of this adverse town;”
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“One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons!”
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“I’ll do my best To woo your lady: Aside. Yet a barful strife! Whoe’er I woo, myself would be his wife.”
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“This is the air; that is the glorious sun. This pearl she gave me, I do feel ‘t and see ‘t. And though ‘tis wonder that enwraps me thus, Yet ‘tis not madness. Where’s Antonio, then? I could not find him at the Elephant. Yet there he was; and there I found this credit, That he did range the town to seek me out. His counsel now might do me golden service.”
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“I will drop in his way some obscure epistles of love...”
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“Well, God give them wisdom that have it. And those that are fools, let them use their talents.”
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“If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep”
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“O, welcome, father. Father, I charge thee, by thy reverence Here to unfold (though lately we intended To keep in darkness what occasion now Reveals before ‘tis ripe) what thou dost know Hath newly passed between this youth and me.”
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“But I perceive in you so excellent a touch of modesty, that you will not extort from me what I am willing to keep in. Therefore it charges me in manners the rather to express myself. You must know of me, then, Antonio, my name is Sebastian, which I called Roderigo.”
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“Love sought is good, but given unsought better.”
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“By innocence I swear, and by my youth, I have one heart, one bosom and one truth, And that no woman has, nor never none Shall mistress be of it, save I alone.”
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“You can fool no more money out of me at this throw. If you will let your lady know I am here to speak with her, and bring her along with you, it may awake my bounty further.”
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“My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love to lay any of them on you.”
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“I am not what I am.”
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“Alas, Malvolio, this is not my writing, Though, I confess, much like the character. But out of question, ‘tis Maria’s hand.”
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“ Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.”
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“Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.”

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