Ms. Calhoun Hamlet Test Quotes

“Frailty, thy name is woman!” Hamlet
“This above all; To thine own self be true.” Polonius
“Brevity is the soul of wit.” Polonius
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in it” Polonius
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. To me it is a prison.’ Hamlet
“To be or not to be: that is the question.” Hamlet
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Gertrude
“Sweets to the sweet.” Gertrude
“There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them down we will.” Hamlet
“O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain.” Gertrude
“Mine and my father’s death come not upon thee,/ Nor thine on me!” Laertes
“I must be a cruel, only to be kind: Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.” Hamlet
“There’s special providence in the fall of a sparrow.” Hamlet
“Goodnight, sweet Prince, / And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Horatio
“The time is out of joint: O cursed spite, / That ever I was born to set it right.” Hamlet
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet
“…No reckoning made, but sent to my account with all my imperfections on my head…” Ghost
“Taint no thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive against thy mother aught: leave her to heaven and to those thorns that in her bosom lodge, To prick and sting her. “ Ghost
“That one may smile and smile and be a villain,” Hamlet
“My lord, he hath importuned me with love In honorable fashion…and hath given Countenance to his speech… With almost All the holy vows of heaven.” Ophelia
“Do not forever with thy veiled lids Seek for thy noble father in the dust…” Gertrude
“I could be bounded in a nutshell and Count myself a king of infinite space, Were it not that I have bad dreams.” Hamlet
“What piece of work is a man!…Mann delights not me: no, nor woman neither,Though by your smiling you seem to say so.” Hamlet
“O, What a rogue and peasant slave am I!… for it cannot be But I am pigeon-livered and lack gall To make oppression bitter, or ere this– I should have fatted all the region kites With this slave’s offal: bloody, bawdy villain!” Hamlet
“…the play’s the thing/ Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.” Hamlet
“O heavens! Die two months ago, and not forgotten yet? Then there’s hope a great man’s memory may outlive his life half a year” Hamlet
“My offence is rank, it smells to heaven; It hath the primal eldest curse upon’t, A brother’s murder…” Claudius
“Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; And now I’ll do’t. And so he goes to heaven; And so am I revenged. that would be scann’d…” Hamlet
“You go not till I set you up a glass Where you may see the inmost part of you.” Hamlet
“…Speak no more Thou turn’st my eyes into my very soul; And there I see such black and grained spots As will not leave their tinct. These words, like daggers, enter in mine ears…” Gertrude
“There’s letters seal’d: and my two school fellows, Whom i will trust as i will adders fang’d, They bear the mandate… But i will delve one yard below their mines, And blow them at the moon.” Hamlet
“Indeed this counselor Is now most still, most secret and most grave, ho was in life a foolish, prating knave.” Hamlet
(following “Where is Polonius?”)”In heaven; sent thither to see: if your messenger find him not there, seek him in the other place yourself.” Hamlet
“…The present death o Hamlet. Do it, England.” Claudius
“How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my dull revenge!” Hamlet
“O, from this time forth, My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!” Hamlet
“When sorrows come, they come not in single spies, but in battalions” Claudius
“Is’t possible, a young maid’s wits Should be as mortal as an old man’s life?” Laertes
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray love remember…” ophelia
“Laertes, was your father dear to you? Or are you like the painting of a sorrow, A face without a heart?” Claudius
“She’s so conjunctive to my life and soul, That, as the star moves not but in his sphere, I could not but by her.” Claudius
“I have heard of your paintings too… God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another.” Hamlet
“…it hath made me mad. I say, we will have no more marriages: those that are married already, all but one, shall live; the rest shall keep as they are. To a nunnary, go.” Hamlet
“O what a noble mind is here o’er-thrown!… blasted with ecstacy: o, wo is me, To have seen what I have seen…” Ophelia
“‘Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?” Hamlet
“Let me be cruel, not unnatural: I will speak daggers to her, but use none” Hamlet
“Do you not come your tardy son to chide, That, lapsed in time and passion, lets go by The important acting of your dread command?” Hamlet
“Alas, how is’t with you, That you do bend your eye on vacancy And with the incorporal air do hold discourse?” Gertrude
“Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia, And therefore i forbid m tears.” Laertes
“I am too much, i’ the sun.” Hamlet
“I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers Could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.” Hamlet
“What is the reason that you use me thus? I loved you ever; But it is of no matter; Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew and the dog will have his day.” Hamlet
“Absent thee from felicity awhile, And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, To tell my story.” Hamlet
“I am more an antique Roman than a Dane: Here’s yet some liquor left.” Horatio
“Revenge should have no bounds” Claudius
“The King’s to blame.” Laertes
“O that this too too solid flesh would melt.” Hamlet
“More matter with less art.” Gertrude
“Words without thought never to heaven go.” Claudius
“Now I could drink hot blood and do such bitter business as the day would quake to look on.” Hamlet
“Assume a virtue, if you have it not” Hamlet
“The devil hath power/ To assume a pleasing shape.” Hamlet
“To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub.” Hamlet

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