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Shakespeare on the Florida Gators

GAINESVILLE -- With today being the official/unofficial birthday of William Shakespeare and all, we thought we'd have a little fun on the blog...

SHAKESPEARE ON THE FLORIDA GATORS
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."
-Malvolio, Twelfth Night Act 2, scene 5, 156-159

ON PERCY HARVIN
The quality of "Percy" is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that "tokes."
-Portia, The Merchant of Venice Act 4, scene 1, 180-187

ON MAJOR WRIGHT
A hit, a very palpable hit.
-Osric, Hamlet Act 5, scene 2, 282

ON JEFF DEMPS
Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,
Brief as the lightning in the collied night ...
And ere a man hath power to say "Behold!" ...
So quick bright things come to confusion.
-Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 1, scene 1, 141-149

ON LANE KIFFIN
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty "face" from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
"Lane's" but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
-Macbeth, Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19-28

SHAKESPEARE ON FOOTBALL
If "football" be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it...
-Duke Orsino, Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1-3

ON URBAN MEYER
A "recruit," a "recruit!" My kingdom for a "recruit!"
King Richard, Richard The Third Act 5, scene 4, 7-10

ON AHMAD BLACK
"I am constant as the northern star,
Of whose true-fix'd and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmament."
-Caeser, Julius Caesar Act 3, scene 1, 60-62

ON NICK CALATHES
How poor are they that have "no" patience!
-Iago, Othello Act 2, scene 3, 376

ON BRANDON SPIKES
Something wicked this way comes.
-2nd Witch, Macbeth Act 4, scene 1, 44-49

ON MIAMI AND FLORIDA STATE
A plague a' both your houses.
-Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet Act 3, scene 1, 90-92

ON TIM TEBOW
True nobility is exempt from fear:
More can I bear than you dare execute.
Earl of Suffolk, King Henry the Sixth, Part II Act 4, scene 1, 2285-2286

-jo-

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