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“- Lt. Frankie Reno: Why are you teaching the dogs Shakespeare?
- Colonel Kane: Someone's got to do it.”
“Shakespeare is like mother's milk to me.”
“Shakespeare was not meant for taverns... nor for tavern louts.”
“- Col. Mathieu: What were they saying in Paris yesterday?
- Journalist: Nothing. Sartre's written another article.
- Col. Mathieu: Will you kindly explain to me why the Sartres are always born on the other side?
- Journalist: So you like Sartre, Colonel?
- Col. Mathieu: Not really, but I like him even less as an adversary.”
“A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate.”
- Heather: It's just like Hamlet said, "to thine own self be true".
- Cher: Hamlet didn't say that.
- Heather: I think I remember Hamlet accurately.
- Cher: Well, I remember Mel Gibson accurately, and he didn't say that. That Polonius guy did.
- Dr. King Schultz: Alexander Dumas. He wrote "The Three Musketeers." I figured you must be an admirer. You named your slave after his novel's lead character. If Alexander Dumas had been there today, I wonder what he would have made of it?
- Calvin Candie: You doubt he'd approve?
- Dr. King Schultz: Yes. His approval would be a dubious... (continue)(continue reading)
“The movies are the new literature.”
“Well that was bloody Shakespearian. Do you know who Shakespeare is? He wrote the King James Bible.”
“I've found almost everything ever written about love to be true.”
“In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end.”
“Now, remember son: stay in school, eat your veggies, and burn everything but Shakespeare.”
“I remember reading the book in high school and always thinking of Gatsby as this strong, stoic, suave, mysterious man who had everything under control. But when I read it as an adult, I realised he is a hollow man, a shell of a person trying to find meaning, who is not completely in touch with reality.”
“- Brie Marschz: Hamlet 2?
- Dana Marschz: The Deuce. Correct.
- Brie Marschz: Doesn't everybody die at the end of the first one?”
“- Peter Highman: That was William Shakespeare. Have you heard of him?
- Ethan Tremblay: Yes, I've heard of Shakespeare. He was a famous pirate. By the way it’s ‘Shakesbeard’.”
“It is true that there are few plays of Shakespeare that I haven't done.”
“English culture is highly literary-based.”
“Let's say there was a burning building and you could rush in and you could save only one thing: either the last known copy of Shakespeare's plays or some anonymous human being. What would you do?”
“- Frank Ginsberg: Do you know who Marcel Proust is?
- Dwayne: He's the guy you teach.
- Frank Ginsberg: Yeah. French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he's also probably the greatest writer since Shakespeare.”
- Colonel Mustard: I prefer Kipling myself. "The female of the species is more deadly than the male". Do you like Kipling, Miss Scarlet?
- Miss Scarlet: Sure, I'll eat anything.