10 Famous Quotes William Shakespeare Might Have But Didn’t Write

William Shakespeare wrote some great stuff. It’s sometimes hard to believe how much work he got done in his 52 years. But he didn’t write every brilliant line about love you might remember. Some people deserve credit too, even though they don’t usually get it.

Expectation is the root of all heartache

Expectation is the root of all heartache

 

Where it’s from: Commonly said to derive from the Second Noble Truth of Buddhism: desire is the root of all suffering.

So dear I love him that with him/All deaths I could endure/Without him, live on life

So dear I love him that with him

 

Where it’s fromParadise Lost by John Milton.

You say you love rain…

You say you love rain…

 

Where is it from?: A turkish poem titled, I Am Afraid.

When words fail music speaks

When words fail music speaks

 

Where it’s actually from: A paraphrase from Hans Christian Andersen’s “What The Moon Saw”. The actual quote is, “when words fail, sounds can often speak.”

Love is a wonderful terrible thing

Love is a wonderful terrible thing

 

Where it’s really from: Gabriela, Clove, and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado. The quote is actually Love—the most wonderful and most terrible thing in the world.

The earth has music for those who listen

The earth has music for those who listen

 

Where it’s really from: It’s most commonly attributed to poet and author George Santayanaor Oliver Wendall Holmes.

When I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew

When I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew

Where it’s really from: An 1893 Italian opera, Falstaff, with a libretto by Arrigo Boito.

Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares

Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares

 

This is by: The Notebook of Love twitter handle.

The less you speak of greatness, the more shall I think of it

The less you speak of greatness, the more shall I think of it.

 

Who said it? Sir Francis Bacon to Sir Edward Coke in 1601.

We’re all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils

We’re all in the same game just different levels Dealing with the same hell just different devils

 

Believe it or not, this is a Jadakiss song.

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For a bit more on quotes, this time those that aren’t remembered properly, check out the most famous misheard lyrics of the 1990’s, and if you’re feeling a bit modern, check out the 2013 edition.

 

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