Shakespeare Love Quotes That Are Truly Inspirational

Romeo and Juliet may not have been a love story as a whole, given how its tragic ending serves as proof that wild and reckless love can sometimes prove deadly, but that doesn’t make Shakespeare any less of a romantic. A majority of his plays and sonnets gravitated around the concept of love and the English writer had an absolutely dazzling way of transmuting the feeling into his works. Out of the many Shakespeare love quotes that can be extracted from his array of plays and sonnets, there is bound to be at least one that can draw us in and that we can relate to.

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“LOVE LOOKS NOT WITH THE EYES, BUT WITH THE MIND, AND THEREFORE IS WING’D CUPID PAINTED BLIND.” – A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream

Love is blind, right? A line spoken by protagonist Helena in reference to her beloved Demetrius, it thoroughly reflects our willingness to accept our loved ones for their flaws too. There is more to Demetrius than just his looks that she fell in love with and, although he has a multitude of flaws that she acknowledges, she chooses to see beyond them and love him for who is.

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
Romeo and Juliet

The line is voiced by Juliet in Shakespeare’s most famous lyrical tale about the two tragic star-crossed lovers. Through this, she expresses the fact that family names mean nothing, as she loves the person called “Montague” and not the name itself. It’s a pivotal quote in the story, marking the essence of a play which is centered on how bearing the wrong family name ended up dooming the two lovers.

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“SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY?
THOU ART MORE LOVELY AND MORE TEMPERATE:

SO LONG AS MEN CAN BREATHE OR EYES CAN SEE,
SO LONG LIVES THIS, AND THIS GIVES LIFE TO THEE.”
Sonnet 18

Shakespeare has written many sonnets, all of which are definitely worth extracting some amazing quotes from, but this one perhaps stands out the most. It’s a declaration of love filled with warmth and youthful glee, which brings in talk comparisons to nature. Hope cloaks this line, more specifically the nearly certain hope that love will last as long as “men can breathe or eyes can see,” which essentially means that love is forever.

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“NO SOONER MET BUT THEY LOOKED, NO SOONER LOOKED BUT THEY LOVED, NO SOONER LOVED, BUT THEY SIGHED, NO SOONER SIGHED BUT THEY ASKED ONE ANOTHER THE REASON.” – As You Like It

Love at first sight is a recurring theme in a multitude of plays signed William Shakespeare, as it the case of As You Like It. A play riddled with games about false identities and constant falling in and out of love, it features this line which is spoken by Rosalind, who delineates the marvels of love at first sight.

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“LOVE ALL, TRUST A FEW, DO WRONG TO NONE.” – All’s Well That Ends Well

Words of wisdom are spoken by the Countess as she bids farewell to her son, leaving on his quest to become part of the Parisian royal court. Despite being a very short line, it manages to convey the main guidelines that our lives should follow, elevating love on a pedestal as the most fulfilling feeling to share with the world.

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“SEE, HOW SHE LEANS HER CHEEK UPON HER HAND!
O, THAT I WERE A GLOVE UPON THAT HAND,
THAT I MIGHT TOUCH THAT CHEEK!”
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo’s inner thoughts convey the magnitude of the emotions he harnesses for the beautiful Juliet. Phrased in a way that faithfully represents his longing, he wishes to become part of her life and get in her proximity in any way, even going as far as wishing that he could be a glove that touches her skin.

20 Cool Facts About Planets

The universe is a wildly mysterious place. Astronomers have been staring and studying it for centuries, and yet there are still so many things we do not know. One orbiter could bring new information to light any day. However, that does not mean we haven’t learned anything. NASA has been hard at work, along with many other scientists who have been struggling to unveil more of the universe’s mysteries. At the very least, those within our solar system.

They have been named after Roman gods, so their majesty and grandeur are all there. Here are 25 cool facts about planets within our very own solar system that you probably didn’t know. It’s an interesting world out there, beyond the boundaries of Earth. It’s a system full of odd contradictions, incredible facts, and etched in theories that we may never come to confirm.

However, before we move forward into the new age of technological advancement and further discovery, we need to know a few things could be potentially fascinating first. Keep in mind that we have included Pluto, even down its status has been downgraded from a ‘planet’ to a ‘dwarf planet’. We believe in Pluto.

#1 Mercury Is The Closest Planet To The Sun, But Not The Hottest

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It’s the second planet closest to the sun instead, Venus, that takes that distinction. The average temperature of the celestial body named after the Roman goddess of love is 875o Fahrenheit. Hot, hot, hot. That sizzling heat is enough to melt tin and lead. Mercury, on the other hand, has an average temperature of 800o F. Still pretty warm out there too.

#2 Mercury Has Fickle And Extreme Temperatures

You need to pack a lot of things for a trip to Mercury if that were even possible. It ranges from incredibly high temperatures as previously mentioned, to dangerously low ones at night. The temperature plummets to freezing -275o F, which represents the biggest swing from hot to cold in our solar system.

#3 There Is Ice On Mercury

It may be the closest planet to the sun, so you could be surprised to know that there’s ice on its surface. In fact, it’s a permanent presence in its shadowed craters, where the sunlight can never shine.

#4 Where Are The Moons?

Mercury and Venus are the only planets in our solar system without moons. And no one knows why.

#5 What’s That Smell?

Mercury likely smells. The planet’s atmosphere is too weak to hold onto any gas, but it does have the ability to hold on to any ions that cross its path. Mercury hangs on to the kind of things that Earth doesn’t because it does not have the fresh and life-sustaining oxygen of our home. Ions of magnesium, sodium, calcium and hydrogen sulphide linger. So, it likely smells awful.

#6 Wanted: Mars’ atmosphere

Scientists have well established that Mars had water once and a thicker atmosphere to support it. However, that atmosphere is now pretty much gone, and no one knows where it went. All scientists have are theories of its mysterious disappearance.

#7 Mars Has The Highest Highs and the Lowest Lows

While Mercury presents with that regarding temperatures, Mars holds that distinction from a geographical standpoint. The Red Planet hosts the biggest mountain in our solar system, Olympus Mons, which is around 17 miles high. That’s three times taller than Mount Everest. Mars also has the deepest and longest system of canyons, called Valles Marineris. They are between 5 to  6 miles deep and run for around 2,500 miles.

#8 Jupiter Is The MVP Of The Solar System

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Due to its incredible gravitational pull and sheer size, Jupiter is an amazing asteroid catcher. In fact, scientists believed that it absorbs a lot of space junk, which ultimately keeps it away from Earth. Thanks, Jupiter!

#9 The Day Goes By Fast On Jupiter

The gas giant has incredibly short days, equal to 9 hours and 55 minutes on Earth. That’s basically a Sunday sleeping in on our planet.

#10 There’s a Giant Red Spot On Jupiter

Otherwise known as the Great Red Spot, this incredible feature of the planet not only hosts storms of unbelievable power, but it’s also massive, hence the name. You could fit Earth in there three times.

#11 The Age of Saturn’s rings

As fascinating as the rings are, no one knows how longs they’ve been there. Records date their presence back to the 1600s, but it is possible that they could’ve been around for billions of years. However, that has not been proven yet.

#12 The Stealthy Ring of Saturn

Everyone knows of the planet’s most famous feature. However, it appears that our attention has not been so intent on the rings as we liked it. Due the advancement in technology, scientists found another ring around Saturn in 2009. It’s very faint, even though its diameter is around 200 times bigger than Earth.

#13 Saturn Could Float On Water

If you found a tub big enough, Saturn could actually float on water due to its very small density. It’s the lightest planet in our solar system.

#14 Uranus is Crooked

uranus planet

It’s not just the planet that is often the punchline of many jokes. Uranus is also fascinating in its nature due to its weird tilt. In fact, the planet is so skewed that it’s almost orbiting the sun on its side. It’s believed that this occurs to due to a massive collision with an Earth-sized planet shortly after its formation. Or maybe it’s just tired.

#15 Seasons on Uranus Last Decades

We have learned from Game of Thrones that there are worlds where one season could last several years. That’s literally the case on Uranus. One season could last up to 20 years there.

#16 Out Of Sight, But Not Out Of Mind

Uranus and Neptune are the only two planets you cannot see from Earth with the use of a modest telescope or binoculars. Venus, on the other hand, is the easiest to spot because it’s the brightest.

#17 Neptune Has Its Own Storm Spot

Jupiter is not the only planet in our solar system with a spot filled with violent storms. Neptune has one too, even though it’s a lot darker and “smaller”. That just means it’s as big as Earth. Very tiny, indeed.

#18 Pluto Can Get Closer To The Sun

pluto planet

Even though it’s now called a dwarf planet, it does not mean that Pluto doesn’t still have some very exciting capabilities. Pluto was always known as the planet that was furthest away from the sun. However, that was not always the case. In fact, between September 1989 and February 1999, it jumped ahead of Neptune. For a full decade, Pluto’s orbit made it the second furthest planet away from the sun.

# 19 Pluto Is Smaller Than The USA

Perhaps this is a better explanation why it was downgraded from the status of planet. The longest distance across the U.S. is of around 2,900 miles from Maine to California. Pluto, on the other hand, has an estimated diameter of just 1,400 miles. Hence the demotion.

#20 Pluto Is Not At The Edge Of The Solar System

You may believe that because it’s the furthest away from the sun that it sits on the edge. However, the edge of the solar system is around 1,000 times farther away from the sun than Pluto. There’s plenty of space in between.

The Most Beautiful Marilyn Monroe Quotes Ever

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If you’re used to spending copious amounts of time on various websites, whether they’re Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, or anything of the likes, you’ve likely read several Marilyn Monroe quotes without even realizing it. The legendary starlet is still a lingering presence, being as idolized decades after she passed away as she was during her peaking moments of fame and glory. However, while she may have been at the time hugely popular due to her undeniable sex appeal and beauty, our times honor the blond for her words.

Many young women today (and not only) carry a lot of respect for Monroe due to her insightful perspective and views on relationships, beauty, and women in general. Her sayings and quotes are spread over the Internet as wildfire curtsy of their inspirational subtext. You may argue that one of the things that make her motivational words all the more beautiful is that beneath her radiant smile laid a lot of sorrow.

Norma Jean – as she was really called – was the daughter of a mother who struggled with a mental illness. Her childhood was filled with constant bouncing between various homes. From the first photograph she posed for that made millions of hearts throb, she’s been engulfed in a realm of glamor in which she was known as Marilyn Monroe.

All of these things aside, there were some grim undertones to her seemingly perfect life. There was the famed John F. Kennedy affair rumor, the constant failures in her relationships, her fear that she would spiral into a mental illness just like her mother. The ultimate proof of Monroe’s struggles was her tragic overdose at the frail age of 36. Like many others who have arisen to the status of worldwide icons (Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson), it seemed like the beautiful Marilyn Monroe cracked under the pressure of her own stardom.

Despite all of the hardships known and unknown that were gnawing at her, she never stopped smiling and she never let her suffering show. If that isn’t inspirational by itself, let’s recall some of her most memorable sayings.

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“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe

Does the last bit seem familiar? That’s because it’s, indeed, one of those “quotes that spread like wildfire” that we were talking about. It’s impossible to disagree with the power and beauty of these words. Despite being a perfectionist, Monroe had the strength to acknowledge her flaws and mistakes. It’s truly easy to be close to or love someone for their virtues (aka when we’re “at our best”), but the true challenge comes in embracing the negatives.

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“Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.” – Marilyn Monroe from Telegram

Often misquoted as, “We are all stars and deserve to twinkle.”

The misquotation might capture better the essence of the message conveyed in Monroe’s words. These words came in response to an invitation to a dinner party from Robert Kennedy and his wife, which the blond declined. Needless to say, Marilyn Monroe was far from being the airhead that many deemed her to be. She had her own opinions on politics, fully aware of their world and implications, and she wasn’t afraid to voice them – albeit, as tactfully as we’d expect from someone of her caliber.

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“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.” – Marilyn Monroe

A recurring issue over the decades – if not even centuries – was the independence of women. Monroe reinforces the concept that women should be granted the possibility to be independent and not rely on the help of men.

The Best Cartoon Network Shows We Used to Watch as Kids

Whenever we look back on our childhoods, we unconsciously think of the fantastic world composed by cartoons. Thanks to cartoons, we developed our creativity and imagination; we had something to do that would also result in entertainment and some good moral lessons now and then. In that field, Cartoon Network was the king. Although it’s undeniably successful these days thanks to hit shows such as Steven Universe, The Regular Show, and Adventure Time, the old Cartoon Network was as big then as it is now. How’s that for aging the right way?

Cartoon Network shows were part of our childhood, and surely they were part of the childhood of many other millennials. So, follow us on this nostalgia trip as we recall some of the greatest productions of the channel.

Cartoon Network Shows

Ed, Edd n Eddy

It was a controversial show that certainly many moms frowned upon. It could definitely be insanely caddish, let’s admit, but wasn’t that the whole point? Literally every character on the show had the flaw of being irreparably dumb, even the supposedly-wise Double D, at times. The adventures of this iconic trio were all centered on materialism and an uncanny dedication to having a taste of Cul-de-Sac’s hottest and most sought after candy – the Jawbreaker.

Cartoon Network Shows

Courage the Cowardly Dog

If released today, Courage would probably be one of those shows that moms would ally against and demand it to be banned. This show was grim, bizarre, filled with dark humor, and very often traumatizing. Everyone who has seen the show reminisces on it with hollow eyes and a small shudder. But this was Courage’s selling point.

The cartoon depicts the adventures of the ironically named dog Courage as he tries to keep safe his two owners against the various horrifying supernatural phenomena hitting them. From zombies to demon summoning, to armies of eggplants, to lake spirits, and to psychotic barbers, Courage was the kids’ version of American Horror Story.

Cartoon Network Shows

Teen Titans (The Good One)

This alliance of superheroes has been defending Earth through the entirety of many of our childhoods. After cartoon adaptations of Spider-Man, Superman, or Batman, Cartoon Network brought to the little screens a lesser known team at the time. They basically did to the world of superhero cartoons what Marvel did in its cinematic universe by bringing the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Teen Titans was the perfect balance of action, humor, and emotion, being able to toy with your feelings in any way you could think. Brilliantly animated, this show actually tells an in-depth story and many people today weep after the original after having watched the poorly satirical reboot.

Cartoon Network Shows

The Powerpuff Girls

Sugar, spice, and everything nice… There’s no better time to remember this iconic show than now, given the fact that 2016 is the year of its revival (hopefully better executed than Teen Titans GO!). The Powerpuff Girls may be small and colorful, but they were the undeniable heroes of Townsville. They were the reason why many little girls stopped wanting to be princesses and reoriented towards being heroes instead.

Aside from all the world-saving, The Powerpuff Girls also brought up the daily struggles of children and girls, providing moral lessons than plenty of adults today could learn from.

Cartoon Network Shows

Dexter’s Laboratory

Before Dexter was a murdering justifier, he was a science prodigy. No matter where you were, the first accords of this cartoon’s intro were as easy to distinguish as Mandark’s trademark laughing style. This was a show that constantly left us frustrated because all that Dexter wanted was to change the world through science, but his plans were constantly interrupted by his spastic sister, Didi.

The list could go on forever, but without providing more in-depth explanations, here are a few memorable titles that you definitely remember: The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Codename: Kids Next Door, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Johnny Bravo, Samurai Jack, Hi Hi Puffy AmyYumi, Tom and Jerry, and Scooby Doo.  

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Fun Fitness Facts You Didn’t Know

Just like dieting, working out and exercising has quite a few experts wrapped up in debates. What is good, what is bad, and what is better? It’s always difficult to tell due to the sheer mass of opinions scribbled around the internet or directly coming from the mouths of personal trainers. However, most would agree with one thing: it works differently for everyone.

No matter the routine or how efficient it is, our bodies are different, and the same exercise could show varied results on certain people. Few things remain unchanged, so here are some fun fitness facts that you might’ve not known before. Exercise is as serious as you make it.

Your Booty is The Largest Muscle in Your Body

woman doing butt exercise

Keep working it, as there are tons of exercises that would define the gluteus maximus. It’s likely where you’ll first notice the results, and how well you fit into a new pair of jeans. Be it squats, running, or anything else that puts those muscles to work, you will be able to tell in no time.

Your Calf Muscles Produce The Most Force, And Your Jaw The Most Pressure

 

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The soleus muscle, the one that helps you walk and stand, is capable of producing the most force. That is why the best advice you will receive is that you need to “push with your legs, not your back”. It will save you a few injuries as long as you remember that. Your legs are far more powerful than your back muscles will ever be.

Your jaw, however, will produce the most pressure. In fact, the human jaw has impressive capabilities, able to muster up strength of 975 pounds for 2 seconds. Imagine what your food is going through. It is lucky that is the standard for adults because you are far more likely to be bitten by a kid. One can only picture the pain if that were the case.

Your Heart is Your Body’s Hardest Worker

woman jogging

It’s important to care for our hearts in every sense of the word. Physically, it has exceptional capabilities, and cardiovascular disease is still the leading killer in numerous countries, including the United States. Our heart is doing its best, though. It beats approximately 100,000 times per day, constantly working to keep your blood flow going. It pumps around 2,000 gallons of it per day, and it takes just 1 minute for all your blood to go through your entire body once. Exercise your heart to give it a helping hand.

Fat is Released Through Breathing

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It seems that fat is actually released through carbon dioxide once we breathe out. So, yes, it’s definitely a component, no matter how automatic it may be, to help us remove the extra fat. However, don’t start breathing rapidly just yet in order to trim down some pounds. Your lungs cannot do it by themselves. You will still need to establish a calorie deficit when it comes to intake versus consumption.

However, whatever fat is not turned into carbon dioxide is released from our bodies through bodily fluids, such as sweat. Breathing it out helps, though. While you’re exercising, you can release around 2377.8 gallons of air per hour.

Sweating is Not The Ultimate Sign of Weight Loss

sweaty man jogging

Perhaps it’s viewed as the prime hint that your workout is working and that you are well on your way to burning that fat and building those muscles. However, it’s not the indicator you may believe it is. You will sweat sitting on the beach sipping margaritas, but do you really think you will lose weight? No. Most of that is just water, and will be replenished once you hydrate yourself. Just because you’re sweating does not mean you’re losing weight, and not sweating during a workout does not mean your muscles aren’t hard enough at work.

Exercise Will Land You A Better Sex Life

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Exercising leads to longer cardio workouts, more energy, and a much, much better body image of yourself, which ultimately will result in confidence. Need there be said more?

Good Body, Happy Life

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It’s not a general rule, of course, but studies have shown that exercise not only boosts your confidence, it also makes you a happier person due to the chemicals released during an intense workout. If you have seen Legally Blonde, there is a line that offers the gist that “Exercise makes people happy. Happy people don’t kill other people.”. It’s likely as ridiculous as it sounds in that particular context, and no one is saying that it’s the only thing that will keep you away from killing people, but there is truth to Elle Woods’ words.

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