Barry Manilow may
claim to write the songs, but it was
William Shakespeare who coined the phrases - he
contributed more phrases and sayings to the
English language than any other individual, and
most of them are still in daily use.
collection of well-known quotations that are
associated with Shakespeare.Most
of these were the Bard's own work, but he wasn't
averse to stealing a good line occasionally and
a few of these were 'popularised by' rather than
'coined by' Shakespeare.