In a recent interview with Metro, Jay-Z said this about Coldplay frontman Chris Martin: “I have been in the industry long enough to know when I’m in the presence of a genius and Chris Martin is just that. In years to come, Britain will look back on him as a modern day Shakespeare.”
If you look back on famous lines from Shakespeare, it begins to make a little bit of sense …
“If you prick us, do we not bleed?
If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
If you ask us our favorite color, do we not say yellow?”
“Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some have greatness thrust upon them. Or just aim to fall somewhere on the Snow Patrol — later U2 continuum. There’s nothing wrong with the middle ground.”
“Good night! Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say perhaps instead ‘conscious uncoupling.'”
“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers, especially those that say we hath ripped off our music from the sound of a 40-year-old white man in khakis opening a package of plain bread.”
“First let me tell ye, if ye should lead her into a fool’s paradise — a para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise, la la la la la la la.”
“There’s small choice in rotten apples — whoa, wait. Is it just me, or is ‘apple’ starting to sound like a very human name?”
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so, cough, Pitchfork, cough.”
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars … but in me, once more, rhyming ‘dead’ with ‘dead.'”
“Men’s evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water, which is a water fall. Ah. Is a waterfall. Ah ah ah. Is a is a waterfall. It was a wa-wa-wa-wa-waterfall. A wa-wa-wa-wa-waterfall.”