hamlet quotes

Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t. Polonius in an aside to himself saying There’s a method to Hamlet’s madness.
O my prophetic soul! Hamlet to the ghost saying he knew it was his uncle who killed his father
the lady doth protest too much The queen says this to hamlet during the play, she says i think the lady’s over doing it
What have I done, that thou darest wag thy tongueIn noise so rude against me? The queen says this to hamlet asking him what she has done for him to treat her so rudely
to thine own self be true Polonius says this to Laertes telling him to be true to himself
now might i do it pat now he is praying Hamlet says this in a soliloquy where he sees the king praying, he says he cant kill the king now because he is praying, he wants to kill him when he is doing a sinful act
Neither a borrower nor a lender be Polonius says this to laertes telling him not to lend or borrow money
Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. Polonius says this to Ophelia saying that Hamlets vows are intended to fool her and she would be dumb to believe him
I must be cruel only to be kind Hamlet says this to the queen telling her that he must be cruel to her in order to save her from betraying her dead husband
It is a custom more honored in the breech than the observance Hamlet says this to Horatio saying breaking tradition is in this case more honorable than observing it
O my offense is rank, it smells to heaven Claudius says this in a soliloquy while praying saying his crime was so bad you can smell it from heaven
thus conscience doth make cowards of us all Hamlet says this in his to be or not to be speech saying fear of death makes us all cowards
I am but mad north-north-west Hamlet says this to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern saying he is only crazy sometimes
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go. Claudius after praying says that his words will never reach heaven and his sin will never be forgiven
Good night sweet prince Horatio says this after Hamlet dies, he is saying goodbye to his good friend
O that this too, too sullified flesh would melt Hamlet in a soliloquy, first time he talks about suicide
O what a rash and bloody deed this is The queen says this to Hamlet after hamlet stabbed Polonius
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy Hamlet says this to Horatio saying that there are more things in heaven and earth then you’ve ever dreamed of
Madness in great ones must not unwatched go Claudius says this to Polonius saying when important people start to show signs of insanity, you have to watch them closely
To sleep, perchance to dream- ay, there’s the rub hamlet in his to be or not to be speech pondering suicide, he says that there might not be peace even in death
More matter, with less art The queen tells Polonius to get on with it, stick to the point
There is nothing/ either good or bad but thinking makes it so Hamlet says this to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern saying that nothing in itself is good or bad, it is all what a person thinks about it

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