April 22nd, 2009
09:47 PM ET

Give Us Your Best Shakespeare!

We give ours on Thursday's show, thanks to our writer, Jordan (and a little help from William himself).  Now it's YOUR turn.  In honor of "Talk Like Shakespeare Day," tell us your favorite Shakespeare line, or do what the man himself did:  Write your own!  It doesn't have to be in iambic pentameter, but I'll give you bonus points if you can work in the word "forsooth."

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. bryson

    i do not know any shackpher.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  2. Elliot

    I think my favorite Shakespere line is "To be or not to be that is the question whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune," from Hamlet.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  3. Kaitlyn

    I really don't know alot about shakesphere. Hey carl nice way to end the show thursday, a little long don't you think

    April 23, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  4. james

    this are though

    April 23, 2009 at 10:07 am |
  5. Alexander

    Oh forsooth, oh forsooth, my tooth, how does it hurt so muchith, when I go to brushith. Yes, my do I wonderith, if it shall ever healith, my sorith. Please help me on my troublith with thy toothith. Yes, goobyith nowith carlith. Yours troulyith, alexanderith.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:08 am |
  6. Mel.n.e.

    Forsooth Carl! Thy puns always make thee laugh...

    April 23, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  7. Matthew

    Take heed and lend me your ear, it may be-eth his birthday but thy ninja shall turn into sumo if Japan hath lunch as we do.

    April 23, 2009 at 11:42 am |
  8. Madi

    I have know clue how to speak like Shakespear!

    April 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm |
  9. George

    Now thy Carl , forsooth a punneth may come only oneth, but yours come by dayeth, each timeth i smile at my deseketh and wondereth what it meaneths.

    Oh well, cant blame me for trying – eth?

    April 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  10. adam

    To be, or not to be, that is the question my friend.

    April 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  11. Kerry

    I fear, too early: for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night's revels and expire the term Of a despised life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death.

    April 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  12. Dominique

    The Shakespear looks awsome ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! But i dnt know how to speak like Shakespear though

    April 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  13. Lee

    Hark! A golden light shineth down upon yee with pure and gentle warmth. A halo to sit upon thine crown, cherubs to part your path. Dusk come soon, but the light shineth loud and bright when in your company. I sit myself down and I contemplate the ways and complexitys of your beuaty. And I am left dumbstruck! A fool!

    April 23, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  14. George

    I couldn't do it! Shakespeare's talent is just too much for me to handle! He's just too good!

    April 23, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  15. mary

    i think it is awesome that we are celebrating about him! we need more days like this to share and express our opinions on light subjects. while watching this, our class found out we are going to be evacuated because of the fire. you can see the smoke from the school and from my house.

    April 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm |
  16. Linda

    To be, or not to be, that's the question. Whether tis nobler to suffer the costs of a terribleth economy by eating healthy, or to go the cheap way and risk thy health?

    (There are many moreth from where that came from)

    April 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  17. Rico

    See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek.

    April 23, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  18. Bill

    It's thee or your called a thee-ft. lol carl!!!

    April 23, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  19. Megin

    i tried-eth doing this-eth it did not work-eth

    April 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  20. Gabriela

    I must be cruel only to be kind;
    Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.

    April 23, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  21. Gabby

    Hey, Carl, how about YOU make up a Shakespeare line using "Forsooth" P.S- A tip, Foresooth means- "Seeking the Truth"

    But just in case, I have a little line of mine that I love of Shakespeares:

    "To be, or not to be, that is the question."

    April 23, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  22. Tiffani

    Forsooth, Did Shakespeare Know Best? this is the COOLEST comment ever

    April 23, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  23. Melinda

    I live in the Myrtle Beach area, near the blazing wildfires that have been on national news lately. We were evacuated from school today and will not have school tomorrow either. We are awaiting news of evacuating our homes as well. Many of my friends are very scared about this fire, because the wind keeps changing direction. Will you please make a shout out on Monday (when we'll be back in school 4/27) about this situation? Thank you so much Carl.

    Afraid of the Blaze, Melinda

    April 23, 2009 at 6:57 pm |
  24. Darcee=)

    to say forsooth or not say forsooth that is the question!!!=D

    April 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm |
  25. Darcee=)

    .......Sir Carl your punneths areth cheesy! yet you maketh the show fine!my comment is hopefully inth line for thy next show.....FORSOOTH

    April 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  26. Devon

    Forsooth thy pun was a goody one myth friend.

    That was a bad one so.

    April 23, 2009 at 8:07 pm |
  27. Kimberley

    umm.........Romeo art thou Romeo? haha i dont know! but my class and i watch your shows every wednesday! Nice Puns!

    April 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm |
  28. Ismail

    we needth fullscreen movies so I can R.I.P. almost sincerely me.

    April 23, 2009 at 9:20 pm |
  29. Jennifer

    Hey Carl!! I just wanted to write on your blog even though I haven't for a while because I did everytime before and my comments never got posted. I wanted to tell you that I am a poet, and that I write poetry. I prefer to write it about how I am feeling, but I also do it for school assignments. So, yeah, it's kind of fun!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  30. juan

    oh forsooth oh forsooh this is thy end for me and you

    April 23, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  31. Cory

    Thy Carl hast done it. He has madeth a funny joke.

    April 24, 2009 at 9:00 am |
  32. Leah

    A horse! My homework for a horse!! : )

    April 24, 2009 at 10:47 am |
  33. Dana

    "Forsooth, methinks Carl maketh perplexing puns." (Methinks Shakespeare has more talent than I.

    April 24, 2009 at 11:12 am |
  34. Courtney:D

    O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
    Deny thy father and refuse thy name.
    Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
    yeah yeah i know its not a line but its so lovely.!

    April 24, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  35. Courtney

    this-ith is harder-ith than i thought-ith,

    April 24, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  36. Sophia

    "All the world is a stage.." William Shakespeare

    This is forsooth true. That was by Shakespears this one is by me:

    " All of life is a game, and we are merely players."

    Did I do good?

    April 24, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  37. Griffin

    If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well/ If were done quickly./
    If th' assassination/ Could trammel up the consequence, and catch,/ with this surcease, success; that but this blow/ Might be the be-all and the end-all here,/ But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,/ We'ld jump the life to come.

    April 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  38. Gabby

    thy self, thy self, is sitting at me schoolith wonderith why thy must go to thy school? WELL the question is unknown-ith?

    April 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  39. Alyssa

    forsooth, I love your show, Just kidding! But I don't really know How you could use the word I love your show! How do use the word?

    April 24, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  40. karrah

    romeo,romeo where for out tho romeo!

    April 25, 2009 at 8:02 am |
  41. kayla

    "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go." this is my favorite quote,and it always will be it speaks right to me!!! ~*~

    April 25, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  42. Rachael

    My favourite Shakespeare is probably:

    For in the sleep of death what dreams may come,
    Once we have shuffled off this mortal coil
    Must give us pause.

    From Hamlet.

    Loved your iambic pentameter (attempt) at the end, Carl!

    April 26, 2009 at 9:44 am |
  43. Alanna

    Here is a line I am making up as I go:

    To be or not to be is not the question,
    but what isith the question is wheather or not I shall go over thereith or over hither.

    not to good,
    but... Does it matter?

    April 26, 2009 at 7:26 pm |
  44. Lucy

    'To be or not to be that is the question' is my favorite line of all
    I think... I don't really like shakepeare's books though

    April 27, 2009 at 3:33 am |
  45. ruby

    shakespeare looks so cool, have you seen a pic of him?

    April 27, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  46. Fancy and Megan

    forsooth, we love carl-eth

    April 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  47. Geno

    We do not feel that his foreign policy and friendly approach towards dictators will help the United States interest. His meetings with the Castro brothers, and is friendliness towards Mr. Chavez has lost him lots of creditability with a large number of people who voted for him. Cuba has nothing to offer the U.S. and we should not compromise our principles by dealing with countries that violate human rights. Don’t forget that the Castro brothers were in charge during the missiles crisis, and emptied out their prisons and mental institutions in the street of Miami in the 80’s. This is why many of us rate Obama very low. He said that he would not sit and have tea with the Castro’s but did even more.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm |
  48. Jorge

    Thou pig-skinned thumb biter!

    April 28, 2009 at 12:23 am |
  49. Evan

    oh carl oh carl my dear, we have tried so hard to make thee happy by writing on the blogs and many more, but he who runs does not see in his eyes that we children here In Omaha are dying to get a shout out by the dear host Carl Azus. oh carl oh carl please give us a shout out soon so thy might get extra credit (hopefully) and make my dear forsaken teacher happy.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:15 am |
  50. Tyrone

    I couldn’t just pick one so i picked two. "All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players". And "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend. Peace out my man. And be cool cat.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  51. Justin

    "What's in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet."

    April 28, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  52. Madaline

    I think he's trying to do too much at once.

    April 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  53. emma

    Shakespeare is awesome! My favorite part it from Romeo and Juliet, I don't remember the exact lines but... I like it when Juliet finds Romeo dead from the poison, and tries to have some herself.

    April 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  54. Mary

    TO BE OR NOT TO BE THAT IS THE QUESTION!? (thats shakesprere right?)

    April 28, 2009 at 5:38 pm |
  55. Melissa

    Oliver, so innocent and pure,
    a wound I have only you may cure.

    I seek a love as fair as thee,
    it seems as though we will soon be.

    As painfull as a thorn,
    my love for thee I've sworn.

    I gaze into thy dark brown eyes,
    I shall not make a compromise.

    I cannot forsooth that thou dost not love me,
    for I beith more kind-hearted than she.

    I come to thee with the heart of a lover,
    I wear this mask as a most clever cover. (I don't really love a guy named oliver, but the name goes well with the poem) -Melissa

    April 28, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  56. Rachel

    "To be, or not to be, that is the question." It really makes you think, until you read the play. 🙂

    April 28, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  57. Barrett

    "Thou villain Capulet! Hold me not, let me go!"

    -Montague, Romeo & Juliet

    April 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  58. Keshia

    "Life is like a game of chance"

    April 28, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  59. Key

    "Life is like a box of chocolate"


    April 28, 2009 at 8:11 pm |
  60. Sebastian

    come, let's away to prison; we to alone will sing

    April 28, 2009 at 9:22 pm |
  61. Sarah

    "They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but love."

    April 28, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  62. Sarah

    OR "Now join your hands, and with your hands your heart"

    April 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  63. Sarah

    Now me speaking shake " thou shal not love for love will only break thy and crumble to the ground for love is the devil of life" it is not the best i made it up as i went

    April 28, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  64. John

    "Do you bite your thumb us sir, if so do you quarrel sir."

    April 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm |
  65. Hayley

    i am a romantic person...mine is probably "How do I love thee?Let me count the ways"

    April 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm |
  66. Kayla

    I'm not a big fan of Shakespeare, but I am a hopeless romantic, so mine would probably be something from Romeo and Juliet. I do like that play very much, I say it like last week and it was AMAZING!! I wish I could think of my own but I can't I'm not that talented!! =]

    April 29, 2009 at 8:51 am |
  67. Erin

    I rather loathe Shakespeare. I’ve been forced to read his dribble throughout my entire high school career due to the honors literature classes I have taken. I no longer consider his works relevant. He is studied because of his fame, not because of any quality of his work.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:51 am |
  68. Alexander

    i agree with Hayley. Fine lines!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  69. Vannessa

    I think the line, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways,” is very romantic...

    April 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  70. Mickey

    My best Shakespeare to be or not to be

    April 29, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  71. aliyah

    romeo romeo where art thy romeo!:-0

    April 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  72. JBOB

    We had a Romeo and Juliet quiz the day we watched this and the bonus question was what was important about this day and so since we had watched this we knew that it was his birthday! But it was also the day he died so if you didnt put that you didnt get the extra point! (i put them both and didnt watch this until after i took it! )

    April 29, 2009 at 7:10 pm |
  73. Tristan

    "To thine self be true"- shakespeare is the best quote

    April 29, 2009 at 9:43 pm |
  74. Sky Queen (a.k.a Kim)

    My favorite Shakspeare line is "Double, doulbe toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldren bubble" My L.A. teacher is teaching my class Macbeth as a class assignment & she addicted me 2 that line!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  75. Cailin

    "Forsooth, thine sweatervest is not in the least inasupicious."

    May 1, 2009 at 9:32 am |
  76. christinaa

    idk any shakespear w.e stuff...

    May 2, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
  77. Sally

    "TO BE OR NOT TO BE, THAT IS THE QUESTION" I guess. It makes you think really hard of the meaning.. That is, until you read the script, you do...^^

    I LOVE YOUR SHOWS, MR.AZUS(should i call you carl?? It seems impolite~)


    May 3, 2009 at 6:52 pm |
  78. anthony

    To be or not to be that is the question

    May 5, 2009 at 12:29 pm |