Hamlet Test Quotes

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice / Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgement” Polonius (Act I)
“How is it that the clouds still hang on you?” Claudius (Act I)
“Murder most foul, as in the best it is, / But this most foul, strange, and unnatural” Old Hamlet (Act I)
“O most pernicious woman! / O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!” Hamlet (Act I)
“What art thou that usurp’st this time of night, / Together with that fair and warlike form / … By heaven, I charge thee, speak” Horatio (Act I)
Hamlet asks, “What, looked he frowningly?” to which, ____________ replies, “A countenance more in sorrow than in anger” Horatio (Act I)
“Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, / Whiles, like a puffed and reckless libertime, / Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads / and recks not his own rede” Ophelia (Act I)
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy …” Hamlet (Act I)
“As if he had been loosed out of hell / To speak of horrors — he comes before me” Ophelia (Act II)
“And do I think, or else this brain of mine / Hunts not the trail of policy so sure / As it hath used to do, that I have found / The very cause of Hamlet’s Lunacy” Polonius (Act II)
“Must, like a *****, unpack my heart with words / And fall a-cursing like a very drab. / A scullion! Fie upon’t! Foh!” Hamlet (Act II)
“What a piece of work man is, how noble in reason / how infinite in faculties, in form and moving / how express and admirable” Hamlet (Act II)
“You know sometimes he walks for hours / together / Here in the lobby” Polonius (Act II)
“It not more ugly to the thing that helps it / Than is my death to my most painted word. / O heavy burden” Claudius (Act III)
“I’ll take the ghost’s word for a thousand pound. / Didst perceive?” Hamlet (Act III)
“It shall be so. / Madness in great ones must not unwatched go” Claudius (Act III)
“My lord, he’s is going to his mother’s closet. / Behind the arras I’ll convey myself / To hear the process” Polonius (Act III)
“My Lord, I have remembrances of yours / That I have longed to redeliver. / I pray you now receive them” Ophelia (Act III)
“Let the doors be shut upon him that he may play the fool nowhere but in’s own house” Hamlet (Act III)
“O, I am slain” Polonius (Act III)
“O, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown” Ophelia (Act III)
“Speak no more! / Thou turns’t my eyes into my very soul, / And there I see such black and grained spots” Gertrude (Act III)
“Go, Captain, from me greet the Danish King” Fortinbras (Act IV)
“Hamlet in madness hath Polonius slain, / Go seek him out, speak fair, and bring the body / Into the chapel. / I pray you make haste in this” Claudius (Act IV)
“How came he dead? … Let come what comes, only I’ll be revenged / Most thoroughly for my father” Laertes (Act IV)
“O, from this time forth / My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth!” Hamlet (Act IV)
“There’s fennel for you, and columbines. / There’s rue for you, and here’s some for me;” Ophelia (Act IV)
“Take you me for a sponge my lord?” Rosencrantz (Act IV)
“poor Ophelia / divided from herself and her fair judgement,” Claudius (Act IV)
“The body is with the King, but the King is not with the body. The king is a thing-.” Hamlet (Act IV)
“And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain to tell my sotry” Hamlet (Act V)
“And when he’s not himself does wrong Laertes, / Then Hamlet does it not; / Hamlet denies it. / Who does it then? His madness.” Hamlet (Act V)
“Here, Hamlet, take my napkin; rub thy brows. / The Queen carouses to thy fortune, Hamlet” Gertrude (Act V)
“I am justly killed with mine own treachery” Laertes (Act V)
“I am more an antique Roman than a Dane. / Here’s some liquor left” Horatio (Act V)
“Stay, give me drink.- Hamlet, this pearl is thine. / Here’s to thy health” Claudius (Act V)
“-the rest is silence” Hamlet (Act V)
“You lie out on’t, sir, therefore ’tis not yours. For my part, I do not lie in ‘t, yet it is mine” Grave Digger (Act V)

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