Article By: Hadia Hassan
If you’re already married or going to be married soon then you’ve probably sat down with a blank paper in front of you at least once, completely unable to put your love for your other half into words. Even if you’ve been expressing your love to them every single day for quite some time, expressing it out loud in front of everyone and that too on your wedding can still seem like quite a task. But then again as the Victorian bard once said, “the course of true love never did run smooth!” Love may be many-splendored but it is also like a thorn bush out of which you have to pluck out a delicate rose. It is as our beloved Romeo once said,
“Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”
– Act 1, Scene 1. Romeo and Juliet
It seems like Shakespeare has it all sorted for him. He knew the very core of love and lovers to date can relate to his romance philosophies. And anyone who loves Shakespeare knows why winged cupid is always painted blind! He also knows that you love not with your eyes but with your heart. And also that if you don’t express your love you probably aren’t even in love. Shakespeare also believed in strong infatuations, such as the one that the young and passionate Romeo felt for Rosaline.
Then comes the playwright’s deeply engrossing concept of the Goddess of love Venus (or Aphrodite in Greek mythology) herself, who fell in love with Adonis, the most beautiful man in history. Known for his perfectly angular jawline and flawlessly sculpted body. But when he denies Venus his love, the irony of the whole situation strikes us deep in our hearts. Adonis abandons Venus and succumbs to death while he’s on a hunt. In a state of wrath, Venus then curses love and says that from henceforth, anyone who loves shall find woe in it.
Even though our modern day ideology of love is a little less tragic but Shakespeare’s quotes on love are still revered by his fans all over the world. . We believe that love exists in the little things in the world. And that it doesn’t necessarily have to end tragically. Happily, ever-after’s do exist! So, if your happily ever after is right around the corner, use these quotes by Shakespeare to make your love feel even more special!
To all those people who have found their love already, you should definitely use these intense quotes in your wedding vows and “O’ people thou shan’t regret it!”