Famous Quotations from The Merry Wives of Windsor

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The Merry Wives of Windsor is unique amongst Shakespeare’s plays because it is set in Shakespeare’s England. The play is packed with quotations that you know and love. Here are the top ten.

1.
Why, then the world’s mine oyster.
Which I with sword will open.
(2.2.3-4), Pistol

2.
This is the short and the long of it.
(2.2.57), Mistress Quickly

3.
I cannot tell what the dickens his name is!
(3.2.15), Mistress Page

4.
As good luck would have it.
(3.5.72), Falstaff

5.
We burn daylight.
(2.1.49), Mistress Ford

6.
Here will be an old abusing of God’s patience and the king’s English.
(1.4.4) Mistress Quickly

7.
I will make a Star-chamber matter of it.
(1.1.1), Shallow

8.
There’s the humour of it.
(2.1.124), Nym

9.
Unless experience be a jewel.
(2.2.93), Ford

10.
I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.
(5.1.3), Falstaff