There is a quote you may have heard, attributed to Charles Darwin, where he claims that Shakespeare is “so intolerably dull, it nauseated me.” I researched this quote and found that what Darwin was really saying was that in his youth he loved Shakespeare, and was actually somewhat sad that as he grew older he no longer found enjoyment in those things he once enjoyed.
At the time I’d not seen the following quote, courtesy Mr. Shakespeare, via Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing:
But doth not the appetite alter? a man loves the meat
in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.Shall quips and sentences and these paper bullets of
the brain awe a man from the career of his humour?
I love it. He’s like Nostradamus for what it means to be human. You *will* do this, you *will* feel this way about it.