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SHAKESPEARE TRAVEL QUOTES (BOLDNESS BE MY FRIEND)

shakespeare travel quotes

At school, I grew up reading the words and works of Shakespeare, never really paying attention. Always staring out the window, making up little stories in my head, I neglected to escape into the pages that lay before me. Not that it makes up for those lost hours, but today I’ve put together some of my favourite Shakespeare travel quotes.

After all, one of the greatest playwrights in the English language must have some good advice when it comes to escapism, right? Plus, the majority of Shakespeare’s plays are set abroad, meaning that every play ventures far from the lands Shakespeare would have been used to. In the past few decades, there has been much scholarly debate as to whether the playwright ever visited Italy. A fair few number of his plays are set there and yet there is limited evidence as to whether he actually went. Maybe we’ll never know, but that doesn’t mean we can’t venture into Shakespeare’s works and his world…

Shakespeare’s world is one of exploration and new adventures. From the impossible meetings with fairies in Twelfth Night to his musings on Padua in Italy, delving into the Shakespearean world is travel through space, time and into a new space. What makes this world all the more fantastical is that Shakespeare had a pretty shaky grasp on geography. He places Padua in the Lombardy (it’s actually in the Veneto region, near Venice). Ha, I never thought I’d have anything in common with William Shakespeare!

So here are some of my favourite Shakespeare travel quotes: 

To unpathed waters, undreamed shores“.

shakespeare quotes on travel to unpathed waters, undreamed shores

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”.

- Shakespeare We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep

Travelers never did lie, though fools at home condemn them“.

shakespeare quotes on travel Travelers never did lie, though fools at home condemn them.

Now no way can I stray; Save back to England, all the world’s my way“.

Now no way can I stray; Save back to England, all the world's my way. shakespeare quotes about travel

Boldness be my Friend!”

Boldness be my friend travel quote by shakespeare

I say there is no darkness but ignorance“.

-I say there is no darkness but ignorance- travel quote

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