#ShakespeareOrNot: Answers

Yesterday we played #ShakespeareOrNot over on Twitter. How many of the following quotes do you recognise and which ones are by the Bard?

‘If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.’

Emma, Jane Austen

‘What is the city but the people?’
Coriolanus, William Shakespeare

‘Men, who forgetting they were born of women, do like vipers deface the wombs wherein they were bred.’

Salve Deus Rex Judæorum, Emilia Bassano

‘There is no darkness but ignorance.’
Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare 

‘What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.’
Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda

‘Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.’ 

J. M. Barrie

‘My happiest moments weren’t complete if you weren’t by my side.’ 

Dangerously in Love, 


‘The sight of you will prove to me I’m still alive.’
Super Trouper, ABBA

‘Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.’

Disney’s Aladdin

‘Simply the thing I am shall make me live.’

All’s Well That End’s Well, William Shakespeare

‘Thy Mind so perfect by thy Maker fram’d, No vaine delights can harbour in thy heart.’ 

Salve Deus Rex Judæorum, Emilia Bassano