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Shakespeare's most memorable quotes

Despite the fact that his plays were written 400 years ago, there's still a lot we can learn from William Shakespeare. From affairs of the heart to the meaning of life, The Bard covered it all in his body of work. This, coupled with his influence on the English language (if you've ever used the phrases "it's all Greek to me", "wild goose chase" or "the game is up", you have Shakespeare to thank), makes the playwrite as relevant today as ever.

To celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday we've put together the most memorable, iconic and quoted lines from his plays and poetry below, from classics such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet through to lesser known plays such as Love's Labours Lost and Measure For Measure.

What's your all-time favourite Shakespeare quote? Perhaps it didn't make our list? Either way, share your thoughts in the comments section below or on Twitter @StylistMagazine.

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