To Be Shakespeare, Or Not To Be Shakespeare?
"So if you're reading a work and something sounds too good to be true, you know where it's from. The rest, dear friends, is silence." - Thomas C. Foster, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Chapter 6
This certainly seems like an interesting quote, but from what I make of it, it is incredibly accurate. I never quite realized how prominent of a figure Shakespeare is in our culture today. People constantly toss around "To be, or not to be," "Wherefore art thou, Romeo?" and other quotes from his works just during casual conversation.
I guess we have all just sort of put him to the side and ignored exactly how influential he has been in our nation's culture.