15 Important Othello Quotes

1.1, Iago “Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty…For daws to peck at; I am not what I am”
1.1, Iago “I am one, sir that comes to tell you your daughter And the moor are making the beast with two backs.”
1.3, Barbantio “So let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile…I humbly beseech you, proceed to th’ affairs of state.”
2.1, Iago “Nay, it is true, or else I am a Turk: You rise to play, and go to bed to work.”
2.1, Iago “With as little a web as this will I ensnare As great a fly as Cassio.”
2.3, Cassio “Good night, honest Iago.”
3.3, Iago “Ha! I like not that.”
3.3, Othello “Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soulBut I do love thee! And when I love thee not,Chaos is come again.”
3.3, Iago “Men should be what they seem; Or those that be not, would they might seem none!”
3.3, Iago “I know not that; but such a handkerchief —I am sure it was your wife’s — did I todaySee Cassio wipe his beard with.”
4.1, Othello “Devil!” [strikes her.]
4.2, Othello “We have done our course; there’s money for your pains.”
5.1, Rodrigo “O damned Iago! O inhumane dog! Wherein non can”
5.2, Othello “I kissed thee ere I killed thee. No way but this,Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.”
5.2, Lodovico “Myself will straight aboard, and to the stateThis heavy act with heavy heart relate.”

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