A Midsummer Night's Dream quotes

To what, my love, shall I compare thine eyne?
Crystal is muddy. O, how ripe in show
Thy lips, those kissing cherries, tempting grow!
That pure congealed white, high Taurus snow,
Fann’d with the eastern wind, turns to a crow
When thou hold'st up thy hand: O, let me kiss
This princess of pure white, this seal of bliss!
—  Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III scene ii)
But I refuse to transmit those lines now. In 2016 I’m not having lovelorn women say they’ll kill themselves. I’m not putting that on BBC1; I absolutely refuse. Because I hope young girls will be watching this, and I don’t think it’s an appropriate thing to say – ‘I love you so much, if you don’t love me I’ll kill myself.’ I think that’s untransmittable, I’m not having it.
—  Russell T Davies, on the fact that in the original script of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, all the women refer at some point to killing themselves.

a midsummer night’s dream live (globe 2016)

but, like in sickness, did i loathe this food;
but, as in health, come to my natural taste,
now i do wish it, love it, long for it,
and will for evermore be true to it.
(act iv sc. i)