“Macbeth Quotes”

“Fair is foul and foul is fair.” the witches
“And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths.” Banquo
“There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.” King Duncan
“Stars, hide your fires: Let not light see my black and deep desires: The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.” Macbeth
“If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well It were done quickly. If th’assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, With his surcease, success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and end-all-here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We’d jump the life to come.” Macbeth
“False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” Macbeth
“Is this a dagger I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight, or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?” Macbeth
“Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep!” Imaginary voice to 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? What need we fear who Knows it, when none can call our power accompt? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” Lady Macbeth
“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, 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. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.” Macbeth
“The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. 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, Stop up th’access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between Th’ effect and it. Come to my woman’s breasts, And take my milk for gall, you murd’ring ministers, Wherever in your sightless substances You wait on nature’s mischief. Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, That my keen knife see not the wound it makes, Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, To cry ‘Hold, hold!'” Lady Macbeth
“Whence is that knocking?— How is’t with me, when every noise appals me? What hands are here! Ha, they pluck out mine eyes. Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red. “ Macbeth
“She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, 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. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. “ Macbeth
“Yet do I fear thy nature, It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way.” Lady Macbeth
“Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under ‘t.” Lady Macbeth
“Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.” Second Apparation
“There’s daggers in men’s smiles. The near in blood, The nearer bloody.” Donalbain
“Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests; I bear a charmed life, which must not yield to one of woman born.” Macbeth
“To know my deed, ’twere best not know myself.” Macbeth
“Out, out, 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. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.” Macbeth
“Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. “ Lady Macbeth
“Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done, is done.” Lady Macbeth
“If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow, and which will not, speak.” Banquo
“And 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
“If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me.” Macbeth
“There’s no art to find the minds’ construction in the face.” King Duncan
“I dare do all that my become a man; who dares do more, is none.” Macbeth
“Screw your courage to the sticking-place.” Lady Macbeth
“The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees if left this vault to brag of.” Macbeth
“To show an unfelt sorrow is an office which the false man does easy.” Macbeth
“I am in blood steepp’d in so far, that, should i wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er.” Macbeth
“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.” Witches
When our actions do not, our fears do make us traitors.” Lady Macduff
“Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell; through all things foul would wear the brows of grace, yet grace must still look so.” Malcolm
“Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart, and bids it break.” Malcolm
“Those he commands moves only in command, nothing in love: now does he feel his title hand loose about him, like a giant’s robe upon a dwarfish thief.” Angus
“I have supp’d full with horrors; direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts can not once start me.” Macbeth
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a talk told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Macbeth

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