In honor of this year’s Redlands Shakespeare Festival, themed “Season of Controversy,” now under way at Redlands Bowl (, 909-335-7377), here’s a list of Shakespeare’s Top 10 Pick-Up Lines, culled from the Internet. These are real quotes from Shakespeare’s plays:

The very instant that I saw you did my heart fly to your service.
When you do dance, I wish you were a wave o’ the sea, that you might ever do nothing but that. 

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? 

If love be rough with you, be rough with love.

Did I ever love til now? I never saw true beauty until this night.
 I would not wish any companion in the world but you.
I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.
Your heart’s desires be with you!

Come woo me, woo me, for I am in a holiday humour and like enough to consent

I have not from your eyes that gentleness and show of love as I was wont to have.