Hamlet Quotes

for this relief much thanks. ’tis bitter cold, and i am sick at heart fransisco to bernardo -sets tone of play
peace! break thee off! look where it comes again! marcellus to bernardo-be quiet and look at the ghost coming
in the most high and palmy state of rome, are lithe ere the mightiest julius fell, the graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted deaddid squeak and gibber in the roman streets horatio-speculates on the reason for the ghosts appearance by alluding the death of julius caesar
it faded on the crowing of the cock marcellus explains why the ghost disappeared
a little more than kin, a little less than kind hamlet puns on his relationship to the king
oh that this too solid flesh would meltthaw, and resolve itself into a dew ! hamlet in his first soliloquy wishes that he could escape his responsibility by dying
his greatness weighed, his will is not his ownfor he himself is subject to his birth laertes explains to ophelia why hamlet cannot marry her
and keep you in the rear of your affectionout of the shot of danger and desire polonius tells ophelia that she should stay away from Hamlet, who is too desirous of her love
ay, springs to catch woodcocks polonius explains to ophelia that she should believe hamlets vows of love because they are like traps to catch foolish birds
i could a tale unfold whose lightest word would narrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood the ghost explains what his life in purgatory is like which is why he needs hamlet to avenge his murder and release him
and duller wouldst thou be than the fat weed that roots itself in ease lethe wharf wouldst thou not stir in this the ghost explains to hamlet how dull or worthless he would be if he did not act to avenge his murder
o my prophetic soul! my uncle! when the ghost reveals to hamlet that he was killed by his brother, hamlet reveals that reveals that he has already suspected this
leave her to heaven…(and to this thorns that in her bosom prick and sting her) the ghost wants hamlet to leave his mother’s punishment to god and her conscience
o mist pernicious woman! as a soon as the ghost disappears, hamlet expresses his opinion of his mother’s unfaithfulness
my tables, my tables! meet it is i set it down that one may smile, and smile, and be a villainat I’m sure it may be so in denmark hamlet expresses his opinion of his uncle
your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth… polonius tells his servant reynaldo to go to paris and tell lies about Laertes so that he an find out the truth of Laertes behavior at college
this is the very ecstasy of love… polonius tells ophelia that hamlet is crazy because he is madly in love for her
brevity is the soul of wit polonius tells the queen that he will answer her quickly because he know how important briefness is
more matter, with less art the queen tells polonius to get to the point
though this be madness, yet there is method in’st the king tells polonius that what hamlet says seems to be crazy but it also seems to have a point
you cannot, sir, take from me anything that i will more willingly part withal- except my life, except my life hamlet expresses to polonius that he is glad to part with him and he would also be glad to part with his life
what a piece of work is man! how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel. in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals! and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man, delights not me- no , nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so hamlets explanation of his behavior to guidenstern and rosencrantz ( he is no longer interested in other people)
what’s hecuba to him, or he to hecuba hamlet comments to horatio on how easily the actor is able to cry when he recites the lines about the death of queen hecuba
for murder, though it have no tongue, will speakwith most miraculous organ hamlet talking to himself comments on how the crime of murder can never be concealed
the play’s the thing… wherein i will catch the conscience of the king hamlet talking to himself says he will use the play to reveal the guilt of his uncle
o god, i could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that i have bad dreams hamlet tells guildenstern and rosencrantz that he feels trapped in his own thoughts
to be or not be famous talking to himself scene: hamlet weighs the advantages and disadvantages of death
get thee to a nunnery! why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? hamlet expresses the contempt that he now feels for the human race when he tells ophelia that she should join a convent and have no children
o woe is me/ t’ have seen what i have seen, see what i see ophelia expresses the dismay that she feels at seeing hamlet’s madness especially after remembering the wonderful person he used to be
for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold, as ‘twerp, the mirror up to nature shakespeare reveals his philosophy of acting when hamlet tells the players how they should act out their parts
give me that man, that is not passions slave and i will wear him , in my hearts core, ay, in my heart of heart, as i do thee hamlet tells horatio why he likes and trusts him
the lady doth protests too much, me thinks gertrude says that she thinks the queen in the play is swearing too strongly that she will never marry again if her husband dies
it is as easy as lying hamlet tells rosencrantz that he should be able to play the recorder because it is no more difficult than the lying at which his proficient
o, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven, it hath the primal eldest curse opon’t a brother’s murder claudius is attempting to pray, says that his crime is comparable to Cain’s murder Abel
my words fly up, my thoughts remain below, words without thoughts never to heaven go claudius reveals that he has not been able to pray because he is not truly repentant
how now? a rat? dead for ducat, dead! hamlet says this when he stabs his moms curtain, thinking that claudius is behind it. (calls him a rat and bets money he will kill him)
the counterfeit presentment of two brothers hamlet says this when he is chastising his mother and holding a locket with a pic of his father on one ice and a pic of his uncle on the other
…but i will delve one yard below their mines/and blew them at the moon hamlet explains how he will utnr the tables on guildenstern and rosencrantz
but such officers do the king best service in the end, he keeps them like an apple, in the corner of his jaw, first mouthed to be swallowed. when he needs what you have gleaned. it is but squeezing you and, sponge you shall be dry again hamlet compares rosencrantz to a sponge and explains how he is being used (comic relief)
yet must not we put the strong law on him, he’s loved of the distracted multitude, who like not in their judgement, but their eyes the king explains why he cannot arrest hamlet
nothing but to show you how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar hamlet explains to the king how a beggar may eat of a fish that has eaten a worm which has eaten the body of a king and thus the king may be eaten by a beggar
i do not know why yet i live to say “this thing’s to do” with i have cause, and will, and strength, and means, to do’t hamlet is angry at himself because he has not yet killed claudius and he has no excuse
when sorrows come they come out as a single spies but in battalions claudius reports the madness of ophelia to gertrude telling her that miseries come all at once
o you met wear your rue with a difference ophelia gives a flower to her brother an tells him that he must wear it differently, she means he must react differently to his father’s regrettable death
i brought an unction of a mountebank laertes says this when he describes the poison he will put on the tip of his sword
there is a willow grows askant a brookthat shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream the queen says this when she describes the place where ophelia has drowned
is she to be buried in christian burial?that willfully seeks her own salvation? one of the clowns digging ophelia’s grave asks this because he is frustrated because killing herself is a sin
what is he that builds stronger than either the mason the ship wright or the carpenter the answer to this clowns riddle is that a grave digger because his houses(graves) last until doomsday
how absolute the knave is! we must speak by the card or equivocation will undo us hamlet says this to horatio because he is frustrated by the clowns many puns
now get you to my lades chamber and tell her. let her paint and inn thick, to this favor she must come , make her laugh at that hamlet says this when e picks ups skull and shows it to horatio
why may not imagination trace the noble dust of alexander till he find it stopping a bunghole hamlet says this when he speculates on how everyone even the greatest of men eventually only became clay
the cat will mew and the dog will have his day hamlet says this to mean he will eventually have an opportunity to get even
folded the writ up in the form of the other. subscribed it, gave it gave it the impression, placed it safely, the changeling never known hamlets describes how he replaced claudius’ orders to king of england
there is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow, if it be now, tis not to come, if it be not to come, it will be now. if it be not now, yet it will come. the readiness is all hamlet tells horatio why he is not scared of dying
…that i have shot mine arrow o’re the house and hurt my brother hamlet explains to laertes that he never intentionally wronged him and that laertes should look at hamlet’s killing as of his father as purely accidental
but i do prophesy the election lights on fortinbras. he has my dying voice hamlet recommends fortinbras as the next king of denmark
if thou didst ever hold me in thy heart, absent thee from felicity awhile, and this harsh world draw thy breath in pain to tell my story hamlet asks horatio not to kill himself because someone should stay alive to tell the world what has happened
goodnight sweet prince, and flights of angels sting thee to thy rest horatio saying goodbye to the dying hamlet
bear hamlet like a soldier, to the stage, for he was likely had he been put on to have proved most royalty fortinbras says treat hamlets body like a soldier because he had been king he would have been great

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