Shakespeare Quotes

Journeys end in lovers meeting

Feste:
"Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise man's son doth know."

Twelfth Night (II, iii, 44-45)

The secondary characters in Twelfth Night carry the real comic portion of the plot. Feste, the jester (or Fool) who sings the lines above, prophetically echos the mood of the play. Earlier we learned that twin siblings, Sebastian and Viola, were separated when their ship was wrecked in a storm at sea. They both end up on the island of Illyria, independently, where each of them finds true love, with Olivia and Orsino respectively. The song by Feste the jester, while applying to both sets of lovers, is more directed toward his mistress, Olivia: "O mistress mine, where are you roaming? O, stay and hear; your true love's coming."

Themes: love, romance

Speakers: Feste