Jack’s Winning Words 5/6/16
“’Shakespeare’s great.’ Duh. Shakespeare’s cool, man.” (Alex Flinn) 400 yrs after Shakespeare, we still use these sayings: Break the ice; Wild goose chase; Love is blind; Brave new world; Naked truth; Green-eyed monster; Bated breath; Fight fire with fire; Laughing stock. Recently I read an article about people who’ve changed the world…Gutenberg, Plato, Edison, Jesus. Shakespeare was also on the list. I wish I’d paid more attention in English Lit. ;-) Jack
FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE: All those phrases below are attributed to Shakespeare?====JACK: That's the point. W.S. has more of an influence upon us that we might realize. The same goes for the influence of Biblical "sayings": Bite the dust, Bird in the hand, A broken heart, A drop in the bucket, Fly in the ointment, Labor of love, etc, etc.
FROM HONEST JOHN: We love going up to Stratford every year. I study the Shakespeare play before I go. That helps me. I really enjoy them...and the other plays also.. This year we will see MacBeth. (My wife is a McGregor). We will see Chorus Line, As You Like It, and the Hypochondriac by Moliere. Great assortment.====JACK: I was thinking of you when I chose this quote, knowing of your interest in Shakespeare...besides being interested in tennis, debate, politics, theology, philosophy, children's books, the Tigers. and on and on.
FROM TARMART REV: I thought it interesting the last time I was in West Bloomfield and visited the newer Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills, they had placed a large timeline on one of their walls of the Jewish calendar covering the greater Biblical events up to modern day . . . along with Jesus and Mohammad, they had the date and existence of the Beatles . . . interesting thought to ponder, to say the least!?====JACK: That is interesting. I wonder who made that decision? Just out of curiosity, I'll check into it.
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: and also, breaking wind:)====JACK: I wonder Adam and Eve had that problem, too?
FROM RS IN TEXAS: It's never too late ..........to pay attention........or to repent.====JACK: I might be enticed to audit a class...but taking something for credit (which involves tests) is not for me.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: I'll never forget seeing AS YOU LIKE IT at the theatre in Avalon, his home town ...you got every leer, nuance, and full meaning of the lines..It was incredible, and a wonderful comedy and experience!! The first time i really understood and appreciated Shakespeare's wit and wry wisdom!====JACK: Computer sources are soooo great! I learn so much, and I also learn how much I need to learn.
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: I love Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Especially after I'd discovered how to read them. A favorite quote is " This above all, to thine ownself be true."====JACK: You can't go back and change the past, but if I could, I might have taken different classes in high school. But then, I wouldn't be who I am today... I'm satisfied to let the past be the past...back then, or yesterday.