Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Quotes

“No, sir I do not bite my thumb at ou, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir” Sampson – He means he doesn’t want to fight with you, but he wants to fight.
“Part, Fools! Put up your swords; you know not what you do.” Prince – He is trying to stop fighting.
“What, drawn and talk of peace! I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, & thee.” Tybalt – He hates peace and Montagues, he is a furious one!
“If ever you distrub our streets again/Your lives shall pay the forfeit.” Prince – Don’t fight again – or else you’ll die.
“Examine other beauties.” Lord Capulet – look at other women, He wants Paris to make sure he loves Juliet
“Go thither; and, with untainted eye, Compare her face with some that I show, And I will make thy think thy swan a crow.” Benvolio – Comparing Rosaline to other women, wants to make sure Romeo knows Rosaline is “the one”.
“Tell me, daughter Juliet, how stands your disposition to be married?” Lady Capulet – She asks Juliet how she feels about marriage – her and Juliet are not very close.
“O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.” Mercutio – he is telling Romeo is dreams are haunted by Queen Mab.
“O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night as a rich jewel in Ethiop’s ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!” Romeo – talking about Juliet’s beauty – love at first sight!
“Did my heart love till now? Foreswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” Romeo – this is self explanatory! (:
“I will withdraw; but this intrusion shall, Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall.” Tybalt – He won’t interfere…for now anyways!
“Go ask his name- if he is married, my grave is likely to be my wedding band!” Juliet – asking about Romeo and is finally considering marriage
“My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!” Juliet – she thinks “Of course Romeo would be a Montague!”

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