Romeo and Juliet–Who Said It?

“I will bite my thumb at them;which is disgrace to them, if they bear it.” Sampson (the Capulet servant)(This action causes the first fight during the play.)
“Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we lay our scene” The Chorus
“If ever you disturb our streets again,your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace!” Prince Escalus
“Within the infant rind of this weak flowerpoison hath residence and medicine power.” Friar Laurence(Rhyming Couplet; Shows his knowledge about the uses of herbs)
“I do but keep the peace, put up they sword, or manage it to part these men with me.” Benvolio(This quote reveals his peaceful nature.)
“Oh, she is rich in beauty, only poor that when she dies, with beauty dies her store…” Romeo(He feels that because she doesn’t return the type of love he is looking for that she has made an unwise choice.)
“What, draw, and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee!” Tybalt
“If love be rough with you be rough with love!” Mercutio
“Let two more summers whither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.” Lord Capulet(Telling Paris to give Juliet 2 more years to mature.)
“Younger than she are happy mothers made.” County Paris(Back in this time it was common for girls to be married VERY young and have children right away.)
“Compare her face with some that I shall show and I will make thee think thy swan a crow.” Benvolio(Rhyming Couplet; He is telling Romeo that there are other more beautiful ladies out there.)
“A man, young lady! Lady, such a man as all the world–why, he’s a man of wax.” Nurse(Paris is highly recommended by the nurse because he has a noble reputation and is handsome.)
“Can I go forward when my heart is here? Turn back, dull earth, and find they centre out.” Romeo(He wonders if he can move on and not know whether or not Juliet feels the same for him.)
“Find written in the margent of his eyes, this precious book of love, this unbound lover, to beautify him only lacks a cover.” Lady Capulet(Extended Metaphor; Paris to a book)
“…my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night’s revels and expire the term of a despised life closed in my breast by some vile forfeit of untimely death.” Romeo(Foreshadowing his future death)
“Now by the stock and honour of my kin, to strike him dead, I hold it not a sin.” Tybalt
“But passion lends them power time means to meet, tempering extremities with extreme sweet.” The Chorus(Rhyming Couplet from the end of the 2nd Prologue)
“let him alone, a bears him like a portly gentleman; and, to say truth, Verona brags of him to be a virtuous and well-govern’d youth.” Lord Capulet(He says to ignore Romeo because of his reputation in Verona)
“…thou mayst think my havior light.” Juliet(…you might think I am too easily won over….)
“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” Romeo
“My only love sprung from my only hate, too early seen unknown and known too late!” Juliet
“But soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet the sun.” Romeo(Metaphor)
“…kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief…? Romeo(Personification)
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” Juliet(Why does his name even matter!?)
“…swear not by the moon; the inconstant moon, that changes monthly in its circled orb…” Juliet(Doesn’t want Romeo to promise his love upon the moon because it is always changing.)
“…Prince of Cats…” Tybalt(Mercutio calls Tybalt this in reference to his fighting abilities.)
“…and bring thee cords made like a tackled stair…” Romeo(He tells the Nurse to pick up the rope ladder.)
“…love’s heralds should be thoughts, which ten times faster glide than the sun’s beams…” Juliet(Wishing that the nurse would hurry back from her errand so that she can get the message. Messengers should be faster than light.)
“So smile the heavens upon this holy actthat after hours with sorrow chide us not” Friar Laurence

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