AENEAS. We know each other well.
DIOMEDES. We do; and long to know each other worse.” (Troilus and Cressida, act 4, sc. 1)
Tips for Use. Call it chemistry or any other fancy term from psychology or pop psychology – we like some people and others we do not. Who has never met the occasion where your interlocutor introduces you to a third party not knowing that you know the third party better than the interlocutor? Here is an opportunity to apply the quote, in earnest or in jest. “Do you know each other?” – “We know each other well and long to know each other worse”.
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Of course, if you acquire the book “Your Daily Shakespeare” you will not only enjoy it but you will find it very useful. The quote in this post and more than ten thousand others will lead you to find the words that perfectly strengthen your argument(s). After all Shakespeare wrote them, I simply extracted, structured and compiled them so as to make Shakespeare both useful in your life endeavors and very “user friendly” as they say. And if you wish I will even sign the book. But this is the extreme extent of any “sales” effort, call or solicitation.
In the play. Diomedes is in Troy to deliver the Trojan prisoner Antinor and to pick up Cressida in exchange. Throughout the Iliad, the Greeks always appear the more arrogant and uncouth, as is Diomedes in this instance.
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