William Shakespeare quote about love from Twelfth Night - If music be the food of love, play on;
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If music be the food of love, play on;
 William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Twelfth Night
Topic love food music
Date 1623
Language English
Reference Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Act I, Scene 1
Note Written between 1601 and 1602 Duke Orsino line
Weblink http://shakespeare.mit.edu/twelfth_night/twelfth_night.1.1.html

Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master This sentence spoken by Duke Orsino is the very first line of the play. The Duke complains about his unhappy romance, and asks that music be played, because according to him music exalts love. He even hopes that his feelings will grow to a point where disgust will extinguish his love.
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