Romeo and Juliet Quotations

“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art tho Romeo?” Juliet (Speaking to herself)Meaning: Why are you a Montague.2.2.36
“He bears him like a portly gentleman And, to say truth, Verona brags of him” Lord Capulet (Speaking to Tybalt)Meaning: Romeo is a good guy. Let him be.1.5.75-76
“If is an [honor] that I dream not of.” Juliet (Speaking to Lady Capulet)Meaning: I have never thought of marrying.1.3.71
“In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” Friar Lawrence (Speaking to Romeo)Meaning: I’ll help you because this marriage can solve your family feud.2.3.97-99
“I’ll look to like, if looking liking move.” Juliet (Lady Capulet)Meaning: I’ll see if I like him.1.4.103
“Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind, and a handsome, and , I warrant, a virtuous” Nurse (Juliet)Meaning: The Nurse thinks that Romeo is good, handsome guy.2.5.59-61
“Tybalt the kinsman to old Capulet, Hath sent a letter to his father’s house” Benvolio (Speaking to Mercutio)Meaning: Tybalt sent a letter to the Montague house to challenge Romeo to a duel.2.4.7-9
“Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” Friar Lawrence (Speaking to Romeo)Meaning: Take your time.2.4.101

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