Hamlet Act 3-5 Quotes

“To be, or not to be, — that is the question: —/Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer/ The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,/Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,/ And by opposing end them?” Hamlet
“Get thee to a nunnery: why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?” Hamlet
“Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.” Ophelia
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Gertrude
“‘Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?/Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me.” Hamlet
“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below;/ Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” Claudius
“Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell!/ I took thee for thy better.” Hamlet
“I must be cruel, only to be kind…” Hamlet
“Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia, And therefore I forbid my tears.” Laertes
“Alas! poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times…” Hamlet
“If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart,/ Absent thee from felicity awhile,/ And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain,/ To tell my story.” Hamlet
“Good-night, sweet prince;/ And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Horatio
“Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay,/Might stop a hole to keep the wind away./O, that that earth which kept the world in awe/Should patch a wall t’ expel the winter’s flaw!” Hamlet
“Why, as a woodcock to mine own spring, Osric. I am justly killed with mine own treachery.” Laertes
“Was ‘t Hamlet wronged Laertes? Never Hamlet./If Hamlet from himself be ta’en away,/And when he’s not himself does wrong Laertes,/Then Hamlet does it not. Hamlet denies it./Who does it, then? His madness.” Hamlet
“O! what a noble mind is here o’erthrown!” Ophelia

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