When I saw you I fell in love. And you smiled because you knew.

Status: Not by Shakespeare

Although often attributed to Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare aficionados the world over can assure you that neither this line, nor anything like it, appears in that play. It doesn’t even sound like Shakespeare. It is by Arrigo Boito, who does at least have a Shakespeare connection in that he’s written a number of operas based on Shakespeare’s work including Othello and Falstaff.

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2 thoughts on “When I saw you I fell in love. And you smiled because you knew.

  1. A lot of quotes attributed to the bard are turning up on Tumblr and similar sites – posted by foreign students who have no grasp of English – let alone Shakespearian English – and because these quotes sound nice and soppy they add Shakespeare’s name to add a ouch of class.

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