Romeo and Juliet Quotations

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun. Romeo
Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? Friar Lawrence
You are a saucy boy. Is’t so indeed? …You must contrary me!…Be quiet, or…I’ll make you quiet. Lord Capulet
If that thy bent of love be honorable thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow. Juliet
Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, Profaners of this neighbor-stained steel-Will they not hear? What ho! you men, you beasts, that quench the fire of your pernicious rage. Prince Escalus
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much which mannerly devotion shows this, For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch and palm to palm is holy palmer’s kiss. Juliet
Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe, A villain that is hither come in spite to scorn at our solemnity this night. Tybalt
O swear not by the blessed moon I vow, that monthly changes in her circle orb. Juliet
O, I am fortune’s fool Romeo
What lady’s that doth enrich the hand of yonder knight? O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! Romeo
Now old desire doth in this deathbed Die, and young affection gapes to be his heir. That fair for which love groan’s for and would die, With tender Juliet match’d is now not fair. Chorus
I must up full this osier cage of ours with baleful weeds and precious-juiced flowers. The earth that’s nature’s mother is her tomb; What is her burying grave, that is her womb; Friar Lawrence
At this same ancient feast of Capulet’s sups the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves… Compare her face with some that I shall show, And I will make thee think thy swan a crow. Benvolio
But now, my lord, what say you to my suit? Paris
True, I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy… Mercutio
You kiss by the book. Juliet
Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, Chorus
No, sir. I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bit my thumb, sir. Sampson
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life Chorus
I bet for justice, which thou, Prince, must give; Romeo slew Tybalt, Romeo must not live. Lady Capulet
Peace, I have done. God mark thee to his grace, Thou was the prettiest babe that e’er I nursed. Nurse
T’is not so deep as a well nor wide as a church door; but t’is enough, t’will serve. Ask for me tomorrow and you will find me a grave man. Mercutio
Susan and she- God rest all Christian souls- were of an age. Well, Susan is with God… Nurse
What say you? Can you love the gentleman? Lady Capulet
My child is yet a stranger in the world, She hath not seen the change of fourteen years. Let two more summers wither in their pride Ere we may think her ripe to be a Bride. Lord Capulet
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet. Juliet
And for that offense Immediately we do exile him hence. I have an interest in your hate’s proceeding, My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding. Prince Escalus
With love’s light wings did I o’er perch these walls, for stony limits cannot hold love out. Romeo
And she brings news; and every tongue that speaks But Romeo’s name speaks heavenly eloquence. Now, nurse, what news? Juliet
By my count I was your mother much upon these years that you are now a maid. Lady Capulet
Upon a rapier’s point! Stay, Tybalt, stay! Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! here’s drink. I drink to thee. Juliet
But I can give thee more, For I will ray her statue in pure gold, That whiles Verona by that name is known, There shall no figure at such rate be set as that of true and faithful Juliet. Montague
Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch! I tell thee what; get thee to church o’ Thursday, or never after look me in the face. Capulet
O sweet my mother cast me not away. Delay this marriage for a month, a week, or, if you do not, make the bridal bed in that dim monument where Tybalt lies. Juliet
Alas, alas! Help, help! My lady’s dead. O, weraday, that ever I was born! Some aqua vitae, ho- My lord! My lady! Nurse
Go hence to have more talk of these sad things. Some shall be pardoned, and some punished. For never was a story of more woe that this of Juliet and her Romeo Prince Excalus
My father Capulet will have it so, and I am nothing slow to slack his haste. Paris
Here’s to my love. O true apothecary, thy drugs are quick. This with a kiss I die. Romeo
Then she is well and nothing can be ill. Her body sleeps in Capes’ monument, and her immortal part with angels lives. Balthasar
Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilling liquor drink thou of; When presently through all thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor; for no pulse shall keep his native progress, but surcease. Friar Lawrence
Hie to your chamber. I’ll find Romeo to comfort you; I wot well where his is. Hark ye, your Romeo will be here at night. I’ll to him; he is hid at Lawrence’ cell. Nurse
It was the lark, the herald of the morn, No nightingale. Look, love, what envious streaks do lace the severing clouds in yonder east. Juliet
O brother Montague, give me thy hand. This is my daughter’s jointure, for no more can I demand Capulet
O deadly sin! O rude unthankfulness! Thy fault our law calls death; but the kind prince, Taking thy part, hath rush’d aside the law, and turn’d that black word “death” to “banishment.” This is dear mercy, and thou seest it not. Friar Lawrence
Stop thy unhallowed toil, vile Montague. Can vengeance be pursued further than death? Condemned villain, I do apprehend thee. Obey and go with me, for thou must die. Paris

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