This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard.
 William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (1601). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source A Midsummer Night's Dream
Topic stupidity silliness
Date 1601
Language English
Note Written between 1590 and 1597


[Exeunt Wall, Pyramus and Thisbe.]
THESEUS. Now is the mural down between the two neighbours.
DEMETRIUS. No remedy, my lord, when walls are so wilful to hear without warning.
HIPPOLYTA. This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard.
THESEUS. The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them.
HIPPOLYTA. It must be your imagination then, and not theirs.
THESEUS. If we imagine no worse of them than they of themselves, they may pass for excellent men.” source

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