Romeo and Juliet Quotes (Act II)

Romeo to self Can I go forward when my hear is here? / Turn back, dull earth, and find thy center out (46).
Romeo to himself (about Mercutio) He jests at scars that never felt a wound (48).
Romeo to himself/Juliet But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? / It is the East, and Juliet is the sun! / Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, / Who is already sick and pale with grief / That thou her maid art far more fair than she (48-49).
Juliet to herself (about Romeo) O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? / Deny thy father and refuse thy name; / Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn thy love, / And I shall no longer be a Capulet (50).
Juliet to Romeo What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet (50).
Romeo to Juliet With love’s light wings did I o’er perch these walls; / For stony limits cannot hold love out, / And what love can do, that dare love attempt. / Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me (51).
Juliet to Romeo O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, / That monthly changes in her circled orb, / Lest that thy love prove likewise variable (53).
Juliet to Romeo Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow / That I shall say good night till it be morrow (56).
Friar Laurence to Romeo Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes (59).
Friar Laurence to Romeo Wisely and slow. They stumble who run fast (60).
Nurse to Romeo Is your man secret? Did you ne’er hear say, / Two may keep counsel, putting one away (68).
Friar Laurence to Romeo Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; / Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow (72).

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