Macbeth Quotes 1-40

Fair is foul, and foul is fair -witches to witches-thing won’t be what they seem-foreshadowing
Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’ chops, and fixed his head upon our battlements -captain to Duncan-he cut him in half and put his head on the enemy barracks-demonstrates Macbeth’s bravery and viciousness
The thane of cawdor lives. Why do you dress me in borrowed robes? -Macbeth to Ross and angus-why are you giving me this mans job, he is still alive-the witches were right twice
There’s no art to find the minds construction in the face. He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust -Duncan to Malcom-you can’t tell a mans thoughts, I trusted a traitor-Duncan is a terrible judge of character
The prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down or else o’er leap -Macbeth to Macbeth -I must kill him too if I wish to be king-it shows Macbeth is willing to do anything to become king
Glamis thou art and cawdor, and shalt be thou art promised. Yet I do fear thy nature. It is too full o th milk of human kindness to find the nearest way -Lady Macbeth to herself-I want you to be king but I fear you are too nice to seize the opportunity-it shows how lady Macbeth is worse than Macbeth
Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood -lady Macbeth to spirits-make me evil enough to kill the king-it shows how evil she is
Your face, my thane, is a book where men may read strange matters. To beguile the time, look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye your hand, your toungue. Look like th innocent flower, but e the serpent undert -lady Macbeth to Macbeth-look nice but remember we are going to kill the king-Macbeth is roped in y lady Macbeth to kill duncan
We will proceed no further in this business -Macbeth to lady Macbeth -we won’t discuss this anymore-Macbeth is reluctant but lady Macbeth keeps pushing him
We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking place and well not fail. When Duncan is asleep (whereto the rather shall his days hard journey soundly invite him), his two chamberlains will i with wine and wassails convince -lady Macbeth to Macbeth-we won’t fail unless you wimp out -lady Macbeth pressured Macbeth into killing Duncan
Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle torward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee -Macbeth to Macbeth-it that a floating dagger? Is it even real?-it leads Macbeth to kill Duncan
Hark!-I laid their daggers ready; he could not miss ’em. Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done’t -lady Macbeth to lady Macbeth-I would have killed Duncan if he didn’t look like my father-she still has some level of decency in her
But wherefore could not I pronounce amen? I had the most need of blessing, and amen stuck in my throat. -Macbeth to lady Macbeth-I couldn’t say amen because I have sinned so much-Macbeth is already feeling guilty for Duncan’s murder
Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore cawdor shall sleep no more. Macbeth shall sleep no more. -Macbeth to lady Macbeth-I won’t be able to sleep ever again-Macbeth feels really bad about duncan
Go get some water and wash this filthy witness from your hand.-why did you bring these daggers from the place? They must lie there. Go, carry them and smear the sleepy grooms with blood -lady Macbeth to Macbeth-clean your hands and frame the guards for the murder-she believes it is simple to clean up after
Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures. It’s the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil -lady Macbeth to Macbeth-what’s done is done, get over it-she feels nothing torwards the dead
What hands are here! Ha, they pluck out mine eyes. Will all great neptunes oceans wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather making the green one red -Macbeth to Macbeth-no amount of water can cleanse me of my sins-Macbeth feels really guilty
A little water clears us of this deed -lady Macbeth to Macbeth-Just wash your hands and get over it-she doesn’t feel guilt about killing duncan
O horror, horror, horror! -macduff to Macbeth and Lennox-oh my god!-he just found out Duncan is dead
Thou hast it now- king, cawdor, glamis, all as the weird women promised, and I fear thou played’st most foully for it -banquo to banquo-your prophecy came true, but I think you cheated to do it-banquo is suspicious of macbeth
They hailed him father to a line of kings. Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown and put a barren scepter in my grip, thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand, no son of mine succeeding -Macbeth to Macbeth-they made me king but said I won’t have kids to succeed me-Macbeth is mad because his family line won’t rule
We have scorched the snake, not killed it -Macbeth to lady Macbeth-we have lowered the threat, not removed it-they are going to kill banquo and fleance
O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! Thou know’st that banquo and his fleance lives -Macbeth to lady Macbeth -I feel bad but Banquo still lives-he is going to kill banquo
Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, till thou applaud the deed -Macbeth to lady Macbeth-I am going to do something but I won’t tell you what-lady Macbeth doesn’t know about banquos imminent death
O treachery! Fly, good fleance, fly, fly, fly! Thou mayst revenge- o slave! -banquo to fleance-run away! Avenge my death!-banquo is now dead
Thanks for that. There the grown serpent lies. The worm that’s fled hath nature that in time will venom breed, no teeth for th’ present. Get thee gone -Mabeth to murderer-thank you for your work. fleance will be a problem later-forshadowing for fleance maybe coming back later
Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake thy gory locks at me -Macbeth to banquos ghost-You can’t say I killed you. Dont blame me-Macbeth is trying to deny killing banquo
All causes shall give way. I am in blood stepped in so far that, should I wad no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er -Macbeth to lady Macbeth-I am so deep in this that it will be easier to finish thn come back-Macbeth will continue his reign of terror to maintain control
We are yet but young in deed -Macbeth to lady macbeth-We are still new to crime-They will probably kill more people
And you all know, security is mortals’ cheifest enemy -hecate to witches-Ego causes weakness-Forshadowing for Macbeth maybe thinking he is safe
A stanchless avarice that, where I king, I should cut off the nobles for their lands, desire his jewels, and this other’s house; and my more having would be as a sause to make me hunger more -Malcom to macduff-I would steal to feed my greed and make me want more-Malcom is testing macduffs loyalty
He has no children. All my pretty ones? Did you say all? Oh hellkite! All? What, all my pretty chickens and their dam at one fell swoop? -macduff to Malcom and Ross-he has no kids, but he killed mine?-macduff will use his rage to kill macbeth
Out damned spot, out, I say! One. Two. Why then, ’tis time to do ‘t. Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier and afeard -lady Macbeth to lady Macbeth-this blood won’t wash off, time to kill Duncan-the doctor now knows that lady Macbeth did something bad
Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? -lady Macbeth to lady Macbeth-who would have known Duncan would bleed so much-the doctor knows she killed someone
The thane of fife had a wife, where is she now? What, will these hands ne’er be clean? -lady Macbeth to lady Macbeth-what happened to lady macfuff? Will I ever clean the blood off my hands?-the doctor is really suspicious of her
To bed, to bed. There’s knocking at the gate. Come, come, come, come. Give me your hand. Whats done cannot be undone. -lady Macbeth to lady Macbeth-time to go to bed, someone is coming-the doctor is suspicious
Let every soldier hew him down a bough and bear’t before him. Thereby shall we shadow the numbers of our host and make discovery err in report of us -Malcom to soldier-tell each soldier to cut down a branch to hide our numbers-born ham wood is going up to dunsinane hill
She should have died hereafter there would have been a time for such a word tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow -Macbeth to seyton -she would’ve died anyway-Macbeth no longer cares for his wife
The way to dusty death our brief candle life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more -Macbeth to seyton-life sucks-Macbeth doesn’t care about anything anymore
Despair thy charm and tell the angel whom thou worked with macduff was from his mothers wounb untimely ripped -macduff to Macbeth-whoever gave you your charm tell them I was not born but ripped from my mothers woumb-macduff can kill macbeth

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