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Practical Shakespeare Quotes

Do you want to quote more Shakespeare in your life but never find opportunities to say “brevity is the soul of wit”? Do you rarely hang below balconies exchanging love vows with the daughter of your enemy? This is just the list for you.

“What an ass am I!”
Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2

“I am not a slut,”
As You Like It, Act 3, Scene 3
(Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here,”
The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2

“Commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways,”
Henry IV Part 2, Act 4, Scene 5

“This is the excellent foppery of the world,”

King Lear, Act 1, Scene 2

“Making the beast with two backs,”
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool,”
As You Like It, Act 5, Scene 1

“To tell thee plain, I aim to lie with thee,”
Henry VI Part 3, Act 3, Scene 2
(Works great for courting hot widows.)

“I would rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me,”
Much Ado About Nothing, Act 1, Scene 1

“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me,”
Richard II, Act 5, Scene 5

“Marry, sir, in her buttocks.”
A Comedy of Errors, Act 2, Scene 5
(No judgement here.)

“My horse is my mistress,”
Henry V, Act 3, Scene 7
(Uh, there might be something wrong with that.)

“Thou dost infect my eyes,”
Richard III, Act 1, Scene 2

“Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit,”
Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene 5
(“Wit” is Shakespearean slang for penis.)

“[Wine] provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance,”
Macbeth, Act 2, Scene 3

“I had rather live with cheese and garlic in a windmill, far, than feed on cates and have him talk to me in any summer-house in Christendom,”
Henry IV Part 2, Act 4 Scene 1

“Now, gods, stand up for bastards!”
King Lear, Act 1, Scene 2

“Villain, I have done thy mother!”
Titus Andronicus, Act 4, Scene 2
(This means exactly what you think it does.)

“And thou unfit for any place but hell,”
Richard III, Act 1, Scene 2

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,”
Henry VI Part 2, Act 4, Scene 2

“Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell.”
Othello, Act 4, Scene 2

“Out, dunghill!”
King John, Act 4, Scene 3

“This is too long.”
Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2

i-burn-i-pine-i-perish  asked:

hey danika!! im looking for wlw fairy books, like not fairy tale books but ones where the main characters are actual fairies!! i used ur video to try and find some but the only ones i found were ones ive already read - ash and huntress by malinda lo!!! i tried tagmash and everything!! :(

Here are the ones I could find that have main characters that are wlw fairies:

I know that’s not a lot, but I did find more books with both wlw main characters and fairies, though not wlw fairies:

Hope that helps! And hope you’re having an awesome day, Anna, because you’re awesome.

OC Ask Meme

Tagged by the ever-fabulous @tel-abelas-mofo. ♥ 

Answered for Venara Lavellan, of The Tempest’s Shadow.

1. What would you prefer: a diplomatic dinner with Josephine and a few nobles; a quick snack with Leliana; or a chess-match or a sword training with Cullen before breakfast?

This is a really challenging set of options. Venara loves Josephine, but she hates nobles and there’s a hundred and one ways for a diplomatic dinner to go wrong, even with Josephine looking out for her stubborn and politically naive Inquisitor. Venara’s opinion of Leliana wavers from “tolerating” to a weird mash of extreme dislike and respect. And she’s generally frustrated with Cullen because she has trouble reading him (and she thinks he’s overprotective).

For Venara’s sake, let’s go with a quick snack with Leliana because there’s the emphasis on quick.

2. Do you bring small (or big) souvenirs from your trips? For example, a silver spoon from the Winter Palace or a bottle with sand from the Hissing Wastes?

Venara doesn’t see the point of collecting anything, aside from maybe books and old, rare manuscripts that are worth preserving (a trait she picked up from her Keeper, who kept all kinds of volumes on magic, written in everything from Common to Tevene to Qunlat). Considering the rate at which most of Venara’s missions turn into disasters, even if she did want to collect something, she probably wouldn’t because the chances of it being connected to a bad memory are very high.

Live and move on. That’s generally how she sees things.

3. If you could organize a sport tournament at Skyhold, what kind of sport would you choose?

Find a lake. Now have a long-distance swimming match. Though considering the lakes around Skyhold must either be frozen over and/or glacier-fed, the chances of Venara hosting a sporting tournament are very low.

She’s probably more likely to organize a hunt.

4. What future would you prefer for your Inquisition without the Exalted Council problem?

(This question is a little difficult to answer because Venara’s canon timeline diverges from that of DA:I and she technically doesn’t reach Trespasser the way it happens in the game.)

As soon as the business with Corypheus is done, the Inquisition is effectively over. It should not have the power to meddle in politics or religion.

Venara would actually prefer not to be Inquisitor at all. She thinks she can get her work done easier when she’s not tied to political duties. The world-shaking aspects of an international organization really slow her down.

EDIT: I forgot to tag people! @galadrieljones, @long-liv-prairies, @ladydracarysao3, @thevikingwoman (only if you’d like!)


“‘Hell is empty/And all the devils are here'”–The Tempest (1.2, 215-216)

 “By my/Most/Mechanical and dirty hand”– Henry IV (5.5, 33-35)

“I shall have such revenges on you both/That all the world shall–I will do such things–/What they are yet I know not, but they shall be/The terrors of the earth– King Lear (2.4, 276-279)

They know!