Nay, either tell me where thou hast been, or I
will not open my lips so wide as a bristle may enter
in way of thy excuse.
My masters, are you mad? Or what are you?
Have you no wit, manners, nor honesty but to
gabble like tinkers at this time of night?
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
No, faith, I’ll not stay a jot longer.
Sir Toby Belch
Stay. I prithee, tell me what thou think’st of me.
That you do think you are not what you are.
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Excellent! Why, this is the best fooling when
all is done. Now, a song!
Sir Toby Belch,
Olivia, to Malvolio
Alas, poor fool, how have they baffled thee!
Why, “some are born great,
O, fellow, come, the song we had last night.—
Mark it, Cesario. It is old and plain;
There is no darkness but ignorance.
Nothing that is so is so.
In nature there’s no blemish but the mind;
None can be call’d deform’d but the unkind.
Nothing that can be can come between me and the full prospect of my hopes.
The clock upbraids me with the waste of time.
A murd’rous guilt shows not itself more soon
Than love that would seem hid.
O world, how apt the poor are to be proud!
If one should be a prey, how much the better
To fall before the lion than the wolf!
A sentence is but a chev’ril glove to a good wit. How quickly the wrong side may be turn’d outward!
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.
What is love? ’Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What’s to come is still unsure.
Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?
O time, thou must untangle this, not I. It is too hard a knot for me t’ untie.
—God bless thee, lady!
Take the Fool away.
Do you not hear,
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
On your attendance, my lord, here.
Orsino, to Curio and Attendants
Stand you awhile aloof.—Cesario,
And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
Look then to be well edified when the fool delivers the madman.
If music be the food of love, play on.
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken and so die.