Romeo and Juliet: Acts 1-3 Quotes

“And so, good Capulet,–which name I tenderAs dearly as my own,–be satisfied.” Romeo
“O calm, dishonourable, vile submission!” Mercutio
“Boy, this shall not excuse the injuriesThat thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.” Tybalt
“A plague o’ both your houses!” Mercutio
“Ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man.” Mercutio
“Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.” Romeo
“O, I am fortune’s fool!” Romeo
“O, I have bought the mansion of a love,But not possess’d it, and, though I am sold,Not yet enjoy’d: so tedious is this dayAs is the night before some festivalTo an impatient child that hath new robesAnd may not wear them.” Juliet
“Dove-feather’d raven! wolvish-ravening lamb!” Juliet
“And death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead!” Juliet
“A gentler judgment vanish’d from his lips,Not body’s death, but body’s banishment.” Friar Lawrence
“Be merciful, say ‘death;’For exile hath more terror in his look,Much more than death: do not say ‘banishment.'” Romeo
“Stand up, stand up; stand, and you be a man:For Juliet’s sake, for her sake, rise and stand.” Nurse
“Art thou a man? thy form cries out thou art:Thy tears are womanish; thy wild acts denoteThe unreasonable fury of a beast:Unseemly woman in a seeming man!Or ill-beseeming beast in seeming both!” Friar Lawrence
“O think’st thou we shall ever meet again?” Juliet
“I will omit no opportunity that may convey my greetings, love, to thee.” Romeo
“O God, I have an ill-divining soul!Methinks I see thee, now thou art below,As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.” Juliet
“An you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend;And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die inthe streets, for, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee.” Lord Capulet
“Or, if you do not, make the bridal bedIn that dim monument where Tybalt lies.” Juliet
“Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word:Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee.” Lady Capulet
“Go, counsellor; thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain. I’ll to the friar, to know his remedy:if all else fail, myself have power to die.” Juliet
“Make haste; the bridegroom he is come already: make haste, I say.” Nurse
“O me, O me! My child, my only life,Revive, look up, or I will die with thee!” Lady Capulet
“Death lies on her like an untimely frostUpon the sweetest flower of all the field.” Lord Capulet
“Flower as she was, deflowered by him.Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir;My daughter he hath wedded: I will die,And leave him all; life, living, all is Death’s.” Lord Capulet
“I saw her laid low in her kindred’s vault,And presently took post to tell it you:O, pardon me for bringing these ill news,Since you did leave it for my office, sir.” Balthasar
“Then I defy you, stars!” Romeo
“Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee to-night.” Romeo
“There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls,Doing more murders in this loathsome world,Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.” Romeo
“A grave? O no! a lantern, slaughter’d youth,For here lies Juliet, and her beauty makesThis vault a feasting presence full of light.” Romeo
“O, I am slain! If thou be merciful,Open the tomb, lay me with Juliet.” Paris
“O, hereWill I set up my everlasting rest,And shake the yoke of inauspicious starsFrom this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O youThe doors of breath, seal with a righteous kissA dateless bargain to engrossing death!” Romeo
“Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!Thou desperate pilot, now at once run onThe dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!Here’s to my love!” Romeo
“Stay, then; I’ll go alone. Fear comes upon me: O, much I fear some ill unlucky thing.” Friar Lawrence
“What misadventure is so early up,That calls our person from our morning’s rest?” Prince
“The people in the street cry Romeo,Some Juliet, and some Paris; and all run,With open outcry toward our monument.” Lady Capulet
“See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate,That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.” Prince
“For never was a story of more woeThan this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Prince

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