Kim St. John-Stevenson

Guest blogger Kim St. John-Stevenson is the communications officer at the St. Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, and a dedicated advocate for funding nonprofit skill building in Communications.

“To be or not to be, that is the question.” Most people recognize that as a classic Shakespearean quote, from Hamlet. But did you know the following quotes also come from Shakespeare’s pen?

  • A foregone conclusion. (Othello)
  • Come full circle. (King Lear)
  • Eat me out of house and home. (Henry IV)
  • Come what may. (Macbeth)

The fact that these and hundreds more everyday phrases were penned more than 400 years ago is absolute validation that Shakespeare knew a thing or two about telling a great story, and there’s lots for us to learn from this.


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