Macbeth Quote Bank

“have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reason prisoner?” Banquo- the root of the hemlock was supposed to cause madness, Banquo asks if they ate some hemlock which caused them to see the Weird Witches; were the witches real or a figment of their imagination
“Fair is foul, and foul is fair” Witches- normal values are reversed
“unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty!” Lady Macbeth- She wants the evil spirits to take away her feminine qualities and and replace them with cruelty to kill the king
Often times, to win us to our harm the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray’s in deepest consequence Banquo- He questions what ulterior motive the witches might have in telling him and Macbeth their futures
nothing in life became him like the leaving it Malcolm- He comments on the valiant character of the Thane of Cawdor
The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step one which I might fall down, or else o’erleap, or in my way it lies Macbeth- This is the beginning of Macbeth’s corruption as he contemplates killing Malcolm to get to the throne
look like the’ innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t Lady Macbeth- Her corruption is made apparent because she is telling Macbeth to be deceitful
If were done when ’tis done, ’twere well it were done quickly… that but this blow might be the be-all and the end-all here Macbeth
I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vault ambition, which o’er leaps itself and falls on th’ other Macbeth
But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail Lady Macbeth
False face must hide what the false heart doth know Macbeth
Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? Macbeth
Where we are there’s daggers in men’s smiles Donalbain
Well, may you see things well done here. Adieu, lest our old robes sit easier than our new! Macduff
As the weird women promised, and I fear thou play’dst most foully for’t Banquo
There is non but he whose being I do fear; and under him my genius is rebuked, as it is said Mark Anthony’s was by Caeser Macbeth
Things without a remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done Lady Macbeth
There the grown serpent lies; the worm that’s fled hath nature that in time venom breed, no teeth for th’ present Macbeth
Double, double, toil and trouble/ fire burn and caldron bubble Weird Sisters
By the pricking of my thumbs. Something wicked this way comes Second Witch
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow… signifying nothing Macbeth
Out, damned spot! Out I say! Lady Macbeth
Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff! Beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me: enough First Apparition; armed head
Be bloody, bold, and resolute! Laugh to scorn/ The pow’r of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth Second Apparition; bloody baby
Macbeth shall never be vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill Shall come against him Third Apparition; crowned child with a branch in his hand

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