Status: Not by Shakespeare
Saw this go by on Twitter just now, but it’s an easy find. All Googling shows it as originating with Euripides. Specifically, and I’m quoting Wikipedia here so take this for what you will:
The quote "Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other" is listed under William Arrowsmith’s translation of Orestes, but I read that and another translation and found nothing like it. Does anyone know if the quote is credible and, if so, what its source is?
- It appears to be from line 298 in at least one publication of the Arrowsmith translation.
The line 298 link above points to the books.google.com confirmation.