– Howl, from Howl’s Moving Castle, quoting Shakespeare
When I first read Howl’s Moving Castle, I didn’t realize this was a quote from Shakespeare until I read Hamlet a year later. Funny how we tend to attribute things to the last person that we remember said them, whether or not they actually came up with the quote themselves. Might be a whole other reason behind the misquotes I wrote about before.
I love catching on when an author is alluding to another author’s work. But I wonder how often these allusions fly over my head.
Oh well, as long as I don’t misquote anyone…
There’s another reason for reading classic literature.
PS: Yes, I used a Wikipedia link on the day Wikipedia shut down. I never realized how much I rely on it. All the same, I hope their bid is successful.