Well, okay, the Hebrew on this user image actually says "Shakespeare." Everything else here, not so much.
THIS IS AWESOME. yeah, we’re just a bunch of shakespeare ‘scholars’
bloggers who know his work too well so we focus on misquotes of his. we’ve actually gotten more than a few asks about the correct attribution of that quote because i think it’s becoming more commonly known that it isn’t george santayana, but none of us had the time or energy to do the necessary digging. so yeah, of course, considering this is a blog focusing on misattributions, from this point forward we’ll source that quote with the correct info and we’ll attempt to correct our previously-made posts. really really thrilled to get this message. i’ll look up your faq so we can link to it if need be as well.
all the best!
-that’s not shakespeare
a quote from Shakespeare that needed to be in the tfios movie for the title to make any sense at all (via demigods-one-in-particular)
YOUR QUOTE IS WRONG
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings”
He’s not saying that he is inherently faulted, or that this is not fated to happen, but their fault about any damn thing. Cassius is saying that they are not fated to be not in charge. He’s saying that anyone can be in charge, can be in control, can be amazing, but that people are usually scared. He’s talking about being brave, and taking control of your fate against odds. That’s what this quote is. That’s what Shakespeare was talking about. If you are gonna mock the TFIOS movie for not using a quote, at least get the quote and context right, yo. (via thatnerdygamergirl)
this seemed relevant.
Oooo… do you have a link?
well, no, off the top of my head i don’t, and it certainly seems you know more about george santayana’s works than me, but i can tell you for certain that it isn’t shakespeare.