Midsummer Night Quotes

This course of true love never did run smooth (who said it and to who) Lysander to Hermia
This course of true love never did run smooth (meaning) He is talking to Hermia about how her family doesn’t approve of him, but it is true love
Love looks not with the eye but with the mind (who to who) Helena to herself
Love looks not with the eye but with the mind (meaning) Helena saying talking about how Demetrius will love her not for her beauty but because she is smarter than Hermia
Nay, faith, let me not play a woman. I have a beard coming (who to who) Flute to Quince
Nay, faith, let me not play a woman. I have a beard coming (meaning) He doesn’t want to play thisbe because it will revoke his manliness
Well, I will undertake it. What beard were I best to play it in? (who to who) Bottom to Quince
Well, I will undertake it. What beard were I best to play it in? (meaning) Bottom asking what beard he should grow for the role of Pyramus
Night and Silence! Who is here? Weeds of Athens he doth wear. This is he, my master said, despised the Athenian Maid (who to who) Puck to himself
Night and Silence! Who is here? Weeds of Athens he doth wear. This is he, my master said, despised the Athenian Maid (meaning) Puck talking about drugging Lysander instead of Demetrius on accident, dramatic irony
And all my powers, address your love and might, to honor Helen and to be her knight (who to who) Lysander to Helena
And all my powers, address your love and might, to honor Helen and to be her knight (meaning) Lysander pledging his love to Helena instead of Hermia after being drugged
Tarry, rash wanton. Am not I thy lord? (who to who) Oberon to Titania
Tarry, rash wanton. Am not I thy lord? (meaning) Oberon proving masculinity to Titania
The bolt of Cupid fell, it fell upon a little western flower. Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound. And maidens call it “love-in-idleness” (who to who) Oberon to Puck
The bolt of Cupid fell, it fell upon a little western flower. Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound. And maidens call it “love-in-idleness” (meaning) He is describing the love flower that he was to drug everyone with
A stranger Pyramus than e’er played here (who to who) Puck
A stranger Pyramus than e’er played here (meaning) Puck planning his prank
Out of this wood do not desire to go. Thou shalt remain here whether thou wilt or no (who to who) Titania to Bottom
Out of this wood do not desire to go. Thou shalt remain here whether thou wilt or no (meaning) Titania showing dominance to Bottom and expressing her love
This is the woman, but not this the man (who to who) Puck to Oberon
This is the woman, but not this the man (meaning) Puck revealing his love flower mistake
The sun was not so true unto the day as he to me (who to who) Hermia to herself
The sun was not so true unto the day as he to me (meaning) Hermia talking about how Lysander is always true, even though he is with Helena
What hast thou done? Thou hast mistaken quite, and laid the love juice on some true love’s sight (who to who) Oberon to Puck
What hast thou done? Thou hast mistaken quite, and laid the love juice on some true love’s sight (meaning) Oberon angry at Puck’s love flower mistake
Tis no jest that I do hate thee and love Helena (who to who) Lysander to Helena and Hermia
Tis no jest that I do hate thee and love Helena (meaning) Lysander breaking Hermia’s heart and loving Helena
When they next wake, all this derision shall seem a dream and fruitless vision (who to who) Oberon to Puck
When they next wake, all this derision shall seem a dream and fruitless vision (meaning) Oberon explaining the plan to fix the love juice problem
Her dotage now I do begin to pity– then did ask of her changeling child, which straight she gave me (who to who) Oberon to Puck
Her dotage now I do begin to pity– then did ask of her changeling child, which straight she gave me (meaning) Oberon bragging that he took titanias kid
For in the temple by and by with us, these couples shall eternally be knit (who to who) Theseus to lovers
For in the temple by and by with us, these couples shall eternally be knit (meaning) Theseus saying that Lysander and Hermia and Demetrius and Helena shall marry the next day
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact (who to who) Theseus to lovers
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact (meaning) Theseus calling the lovers fools
But all the story of the night told over, and all their minds transfigured so together (who to who) Hippolyta to Theseus
But all the story of the night told over, and all their minds transfigured so together (meaning) Hippolyta disagreeing that the lovers are fools
A tedious breif scene of young Pyramus and his love Thisbe. Very tragical mirth. (who to who) Theseus to all
A tedious breif scene of young Pyramus and his love Thisbe. Very tragical mirth. (meaning) Theseus choosing the play
No epilogue, I pray you, for your play needs no excuse (who to who) Theseus to all
No epilogue, I pray you, for your play needs no excuse (meaning) Giving his final reaction to the play
And this weak and idle theme, no more yielding but a dream (who to who) Puck to himself
And this weak and idle theme, no more yielding but a dream (meaning) Puck repeating the theme of the show

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