In this section of the website, we’ve grouped together thousands of Shakespeare quotes by category. Shakespeare wrote (at least) 37 plays, 154 sonnets, and several long-form poems. In all of these works there are hundreds of quotes that have stood the test of time and become, if not common phrases, at least recognised phrases still used in everyday English speech. On top of these famous Shakespeare quotes there many hundreds – perhaps thousands – more quotes from Shakespeare’s works that are little-known, but still beautiful to the ear.

Select the Shakespeare quote category below to see a list of Shakespeare’s best quotes of that type:

We’ve not yet worked on a page containing Shakespeare specific quotes about England, but have come across this rather wonderful collection of quotes about England for anyone who’s in need of a dose of inspiration.

Any type of Shakespeare quote that we’re missing? Let us know in the comments section below!