Macbeth Quotes Act 3 Scene 1-3

Thou hast it now, King, Cawdor, Glamis…and I fear thou play’dst most folly for it. (Banquo soliloquy) Banquo admits he has suspicious Macbeth was the murderer of Duncan.
To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus. Our fears in Banquo stick deep. (Macbeth soliloquy) To be king is nothing, but to be securely stationed in a position of power is much better. Macbeth thinks Banquo will turn him in.
It is concluded. Banquo, thy soul’s flight, if it find heaven, must find it out tonight. (Macbeth soliloquy) Macbeth has successfully arranged Banquo’s death.
Naught’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is got without content. (Lady Macbeth soliloquy) They have their goal but not the happiness they expected to come with it.
Things without all remedy should be without regard; what’s done is done. (Lady Macbeth to Macbeth) She wants him to be happy and move on because there is no way to change what has happened.
We’ve scorched the snake, not killed it. (Macbeth to Lady Macbeth) They cannot stop their violence because the need for power will never end.
Duncan is in his grave. After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well. (Macbeth to Lady Macbeth) Macbeth thinks maybe death is better than being in a position where power and life are always being threatened and you can trust no one.
Things bad begun make themselves strong by ill. (Macbeth to Lady Macbeth) The only way to make this right is by continuing to attack.
Oh treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly! Fly fly! (Banquo to Fleance) Banquo knows Macbeth sent the murderers
We have lost best half of our affair. (Second Murderer to Murderers) Banquo died and Fleance lived.
Be innocent of the knowledge dearest chuck, till thou applaud the deed. (Macbeth to Lady Macbeth) Macbeth does not share his murder plans for Banquo and Fleance with Lady Macbeth though he assumes she’ll approve.
Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown and put a barren scepter in my grip…no son of mine is succeeding. (Macbeth soliloquy) Macbeth worry over the witches’ prophecy that Banquo’s sons would be kings.
Come fate into the lists, and champion me to th’ utterance. (Macbeth soliloquy) Macbeth challenges fate unwilling to accept the prophecy about Banquo, believing his free will can subvert it.

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