Shakespeare contributed more phrases to the English language than any other individual. Here’s a collection of well-known quotations that are associated with Shakespeare, although not all of them were coined by him.
”A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse”
One of Shakespeare’s best known lines. The quotation is sometimes now repeated ironically when someone is is need of some unimportant item.
From Shakespeare’s Richard III, 1591/2:
CATESBY: Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue!The king enacts more wonders than a man,Daring an opposite to every danger:His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights,Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death.Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost!
KING RICHARD III: A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
CATESBY: Withdraw, my lord; I’ll help you to a horse.
PHRASES ORG UK / WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE