Friday, 4 January 2013

Weekend Quote #26

O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!

Orlando's line in Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It might sound like full of envy at first, but actually it is not. Not really.

Orlando, seeing his brother so happy in his prospective marriage feels happy for him as well. But the happiness that his brother experience reminds him of his own love story. He loves a girl who knows nothing of his affection – or so he thinks.

I have no idea why I like this quote so much. It is one of those quotes that sticks to your head when you read it. It's difficult to be happy for someone else entirely, without comparing our own state to his/her.

That's my quote for the week. Want to share yours?


  1. Hey there! I found you through Book Blogs and I'm now your newest follower! I hope you are having a great weekend! Stop by for a visit sometime when you get the chance. :)

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

    1. Thanks a lot. Checking in to your blog as well. :D

  2. Several good quotes this weekend but I thought I'd share this one before I forget to post it again:

    " ...But I know
    'Tis handsome of our Pities so to sing
    The praises of the dreaming, dark, dumb Thing
    That turns the handle of this idle Show!"

    from Thomas Hardy's epic drama The Dynasts

    Jim @

    1. Interesting quote. I have never read the drama, though. One day I must.

      Thanks a lot for participating.