Shakespeare or Prince?

As I took a walk today, I thought of a fun game – Shakespeare or Prince?.  In the game, players read a quote and must guess whether that quote is from Shakespeare or Prince.  As I walked, I came up with lots of good examples of quotes that could be attributed to either the Bard or to Prince (and that probably weren’t dead giveaways).  Now, however, I can only think of a few.  So here goes.

  1. “Insatiable’s my name when it comes to you.”
  2. “Let a woman be a woman and a man be a man.”
  3. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

No fair looking them up.

Let me know your responses in the comments.

If you have any others quotations, please feel free to leave them in the comments, too.

This version of “When Doves Cry” is from the movie Romeo + Juliet.


  1. I’m pretty sure that number one is Prince. I am going to guess number two is Prince, as well, because I have no idea what play it would have been in, but I haven’t read them all. 🙂 Number three is definitely Shakespeare – All’s Well That Ends Well.

  2. What a fun game! I will guess the first two are Prince, the last is definitely Shakespeare. Here is my contribution:

    1. “In the heart of a sleepless moon, I’ll be with you forever.”

    2. “To give away yourself keeps yourself still.”

    3. “Then begins a journey in my head, to work my mind, when body’s work’s expired.”

    4. “If God one day struck me blind, your beauty I’d still see.”

    I see how this game could be difficult… 🙂 .

  3. You, of course, gave correct responses.

    Me? I can’t guess who said which of the lines you gave. I have no advantages in this game. I know a little Shakespeare and a little Prince, but not enough of either to rule one way or the other. I guess that’s why I thought of the game in the first place. These two wordsmiths can certainly go toe to toe.

    I’ll say 2 and 3 are Shakespeare and 1 and 4 are Prince.

    Thanks for playing along!

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