The other day, in response to a situation too complicated and too specific to detail here, FLG said, "Ambition should be made of sterner stuff." Nobody, not one person, got the reference. And we are talking about a half a dozen people most of whom have multiple degrees from Ivy League schools.
It's not like FLG was pulling quotes from Timon of Athens (not that he could). It's one of the most famous soliloquies (well, technically FLG guesses it's a monologue, since Antony is addressing a crowd not talking to himself but still) not just in Shakespeare, but the entire English language, and arguably in any language. It's not far behind Juliet's or Hamlet's. The world is going to fucking shit.