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Shakespeare's Birthday: 7 Of The Most Famous Shakespeare Quotes (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 06/23/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:15 PM ET

Shakespeare's birthday is being celebrated today around the world, though no one knows for sure the date that the bard was born. By many accounts, however, Shakespeare's birthday is the day that he died, April 23, and this year, he's turning 446. So why not celebrate?

Quotes from Shakespeare's plays have become so well-known over the years that many of them have worked their way into the common lexicon. Certain phrases in Shakespeare plays have become so common in the English language that people don't always know that they're even from Shakespeare. Below are some of the bard's most famous lines. Let us know your favorites!

"To be or not to be -- that is the question"
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From "Hamlet": Perhaps the most famous Shakespeare quotation. This is the opening of Hamlet's soliloquy, in which he ponders the existential questions of life and death.
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