Society is no comfort to one not sociable.
 William Shakespeare, Cymbeline (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Cymbeline
Topic comfort society sociability
Date 1623
Language English
Reference Cymbeline, King of Britain, Act IV, Scene 2
Note Written between 1609 and 1611 Imogen line

Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master Imogen travels pretending to be a boy. As her health deteriorates, Belarius suggests that she may rest in their cave while they go hunting, but Arvirargus offers to stay with her as a gesture of support. Imogen answers that having company is not a comfort when you are not in the mood to appreciate it.
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