Quote of the Day – Shakespearean Saturday

“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume.”

William Shakespeare – Romeo & Juliet, Act 2, Scene 3

This is my absolute favourite quote from Romeo and Juliet. It is so vividly, passionately tragic with the most exquisite metaphor playing especially in the last line. I love it. In so few words it evokes so much intensity, so many scenarios and so much raw, Shakespearean drama. That man sure did have a way with words.