William Shakespeare quote about writing from Twelfth Night - Let there be gall enough in thy ink; though thou write with a goose-pen, no matter.
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Let there be gall enough in thy ink; though thou write with a goose-pen, no matter.
 William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Twelfth Night
Topic writing lies
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1601 and 1602
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Context

“Go, write it in a martial hand; be curst and brief; it is no matter how witty, so it be eloquent and full of invention; taunt him with the licence of ink; if thou 'thou'st' him some thrice, it shall not be amiss; and as many lies as will lie in thy sheet of paper, although the sheet were big enough for the bed of Ware in England, set 'em down; go about it. Let there be gall enough in thy ink; though thou write with a goose-pen, no matter. About it.
SIR ANDREW. Where shall I find you? SIR TOBY. We'll call thee at the cubiculo. Go.
[Exit SIR ANDREW.]
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