"If music be the food of love" - A Famous Quote by William Shakespeare
This famous quote originated in the play by William Shakespeare. This section provides answers to the following questions about this famous Shakespeare quote:

  • Who said that?

  • Which play the quote come from?

  • What was the name of the speaker?

  • In which Act or Scene can the whole quote, or saying, be found?


Shakespeare Quote - "If music be the food of love"

Duke Orsino:
If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

Twelfth Night Act 1, Scene 1

Famous Shakespeare Quote
Although set in different times many of the most famous quotes about life and love by William Shakespeare are still relevant today.  Did you know that William Shakespeare is credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with the introduction of nearly 3,000 words into the language. It's no wonder that expressions from his works in literature, including the "If music be the food of love" quote, are an 'anonymous' part of the English language. Many people continue to use this "If music be the food of love" quote by William Shakespeare in famous quotes about life.

"If music be the food of love"

"If music be the food of love"

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  • Which play did the quote come from?
  • What was the name of the speaker?
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If music be the food of love

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