Hamlet quotes

A little more than kin, and less than kind. Hamlet-“too many family ties there for me “-when gertrude tries to console hamlet -act 1
You cannot speak of reason to the Dane and lose your voice. Claudius-“You’ll never waste your words when talking to the king of Denmark.-Claudius gives anything Laretes wants- act 1
This bodes some strange eruption to our state. Horatio-“Denmark is going to go down”- he hears about ghost
The head is more native to the heart. The hand more instrument to the mouth than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. Claudius-“Your father and the Danish throne are as close as the mind and the heart, or the hand and the mouth.” -Claudius gives anything Laretes wants- act 1
but to persevere in obstinate condolment is a course of impious stubbornness. Claudius-“But overdoing it is just stubborn. It’s not manly. It’s not what God wants, and it betrays a vulnerable heart and an ignorant and weak mind.”- he consoles hamlet
for let the world take note. You are the most immediate to the throne…” Claudius-consoling hamlet
O that this too, too, sullied flesh would melt Hamlet-“I wish my dirty flesh could melt away”- he wants to disappear
Frailty, thy name is woman. Hamlet-“weak women”- says that women don’t seem to consider things
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Marcellus- he knows the Denmark royalty is doomed even though he is not part of royalty
Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t. Polonius- “this is a Meath of to his madness”- he thinks hamlet is up to something greater than his madness
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go. Claudius-“My words fly up toward heaven, but my thoughts stay down here on earth. Words without thoughts behind them will never make it to”- ironic because he reveals his own knowledge that his prayer is invalid, and consists of words but no true feelings of remorse.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Gertrude-giving her opinion that she is better than a weak old woman
I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw. Hamlet-evidence that hamlet not crazy-“only sometimes I am crazy other times I know what I am doing”
Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, whiles like a puffed and reckless libertine, himself the primrose path of dalliance treads and wrecks his own rede. Ophelia-“don’t be like a bad priest who fails to practice what he preaches, showing me the steep and narrow way to heaven while you frolic on the primrose path of sin.”- advices her brother
Madness in great ones must not unwatched go. Claudius-wants to figure out what’s up with hamlet.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice. Hear everyone’s opinion, but reserve your judgment.
Tender yourself more dearly, or you’ll tender me a fool. Polonius advises Ophelia
The serpent that did sting your father’s life now wears his crown. Ghost-“the real snake that stung your father is now wearing his crown.”-
Thou has’t cleft my heart in twain! Gertrude after hamlet se the ghost second time
Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Horatio-“May hosts of angels sing you to sleep.”
With an auspicious and a dropping eye, with mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage, in equal scale weighing delight and dole Claudius in the begining
I find thee apt; and duller shouldst thou be than the fat weed that roots itself in ease on Lethe wharf. Ghost
More matter with less art. Gertrude to polonius in the beginning
Happy, in that we are not over-happy, on Fortune’s cap we are not the very button. Guildenstern while landing for play
O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven; it hath the primal eldest curse upon’t, A brother’s murder. Claudius-“Oh, my crime is so rotten it stinks all the way to heaven.” To himself contemplating life

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