Macbeth Quotes

“When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” Witches A1S1
“When the hurlyburly’s done,When the battle’s lost and won.” Witches A1S1
Fair is foul, foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air.” Witches A1S1
“So foul and fair a day I have not seen.” Macbeth A1S3
“…oftentimes to win us to our harmThe instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us the honest rifles, to betray’sIn deepest consequence.” Banquo A1S3
“two truths are told,As happy prologues to the swelling actOf the imperial theme.” Macbeth A1S3
“This supernatural solicitingCannot be ill, cannot be good.” Macbeth A1S3
“Nothing in his lifeBecause him like the leaving it.” Malcolm A1S4
“Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindnessTo catch the nearest way.” Lady Macbeth A1S5
“Thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but withoutThe illness should attend it.” Lady Macbeth A1S5
“The raven himself is hoarseThat croaks the fatal entrance of DuncanUnder my battlements.” Lady Macbeth A1S5
“Come, you spiritsThat tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here” Lady Macbeth A1S5
“If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere wellIt were done quickly” Macbeth A1S7
“I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition which o’erleaps itself and falls on th’other “ Macbeth A1S7
“When you durst do it, then you were a man.” Lady Macbeth A1S7
“We fail?But screw your courage to the sticking placeAnd we’ll not fail.” Lady Macbeth A1S7
“Will it not be received, when we have marked with blood those sleepy two of his own chamber, and used their very daggers, that they have done’t?” Macbeth A1S7
“False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” Macbeth A1S7
“Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?” Macbeth A2S1
“The bell invites me.Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knellThat summons thee to heaven or to Hell.” Macbeth A2S1
“Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done’t.” Lady Macbeth A2S2
“Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more!Macbeth does murder sleep,’ “ Macbeth A2S2
“Will all of great Neptune’s ocean wash this bloodClean from my hand? No: this my hand will ratherThe multitudinous sea incarnadine,Making the green one red.” Macbeth A2S2
A little water clears us of this deed.” Lady Macbeth A2S2
“We have scorched the snake, not killed it.” Macbeth A3S2
“Come, seeling night, Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful dayAnd with thy bloody and invisible handCancel and tear to pieces that great bond Which keeps me pale.” Macbeth A3S2
“Avaunt and quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee!” Macbeth A3S4
“I am in blood steeped in so far that should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er” Macbeth A3S4
“the right-valiant Banquo walked too late, whom you may say, if’t please you, Fleance killed, for Fleance fled. Lennox A3S6
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes; open locks, whoever knocks.” Witch A4S1
“Be bloody, bold, and resolute, laugh to scornThe power of man, for none of woman bornShall harm Macbeth.” Second Apparition A4S1
“Macbeth shall never vanquished be untilgreat Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane HillShall come against him.” Third Apparition A4S1
“The castle of Macduff I will surprise; Seize upon Fife; give to th’edge o’th’sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his line.” Macbeth A4S1
“had I power, I should pour the sweet milk of concord into hell, uproar the universal peace, confound all unity on earth Malcolm A4S3
“What, all my pretty chickens and their damAt one fell swoop?” MacduffA4S3
“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” Lady Macbeth A5S1
“All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.” Lady Macbeth A5S1
“Cream-faced loon””Thou lily-livered boy.””Whey-face” Macbeth A5S3
“I have lived long enough. My way of lifeIs fall’n into the sere, the yellow leaf.” Macbeth A5S3
“Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased…” Macbeth A5S3
“Therein the patientMust minister to himself” Doctor A5S3
“I have almost forgotten the taste of fears” MacbethA5S5
“She should have died hereafter; There would have been a time for such a word.” Macbeth A5S5
“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrowCreeps in this petty pace from day to dayto the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!” Macbeth A5S5
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stageAnd then heard no more. It is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing.” Macbeth A5S5
“if you speak’st false, upon the next tree shall you hang alive till famine cling thee; if thy speech be sooth, I care not if thou dost for me as much. Macbeth A5S5
“At least we’ll die with harness on our back” Macbeth A5S5
“Look like the’ innocent flowerBut be the serpent under’t.” Lady Macbeth A1S6
“Beware Macduff,Beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough.” First Apparition A4S1
“What is a traitor””Why, one that swears and lies””And be all traitors that do so?””Every one that does so is a traitor,And must be hanged.” Son and Lady Macduff
“Black MacbethWill seem pure as snow, and the poor stateEsteem him as a labm, being comparedWith my confineless harms” Malcolm A4S3
“Let’s make us med’cines of our great revengeTo cure this deadly grief.” Malcolm A4S3
“I will not yieldTo kiss the ground before young Malcolm’s feet” Macbeth A5S8
“Here may you see the tyrant” Macduff A5S8

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