Shakespeare – Macbeth Quotes

Banquo “Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all/As the weird women promised, and I fear/ Thou play’dst most foully for’t”
Macbeth “To be thus (king) is nothing, but to be safely thus”
Macbeth “We have scorned the snake, not killed it”
Macbeth “O, full of scorpions in my mind, dear wife!”
Banquo “O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!”
Lennox “Macduff is fled to England!”
Hecate “O, well done! I commend your pains; And now about the caldron sing, Like elves and fairies in a ring, Enchanting all that you put in.”
Macbeth “How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags! What is’t you do?”
Murderer “Most royal sir, Fleance is escaped.”
2nd Witch “Something wicked this way comes.”
Macbeth “Thou art the best o’ th’ cutthroats.”
2nd apparition “For none of woman born/Shall harm Macbeth.”
Son “Then liars and swearers are fools; for there are liars and swearers enough to beat the honest men and hang up them.”
Macduff “Fit to govern! No, not fit to live. O nation miserable!”
3rd apparition “Macbeth shall never vanquished be until/Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill/Shall come against him.”
1st apparition “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff!/Beware the Thane of Fife.”
Witches “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.”
Macbeth “So foul and fair a day I have not seen.”
Witches “Fair is foul, and foul is fair./Hover through the fog and filthy air.”
Macbeth “The Thane of Cawdor lives: why do you dress me/In borrowed robes?”
Macduff “My ever gentle cousin, welcome hither.”
Macduff “O Scotland, Scotland!”
Son “Thou li’st, thou shag-haired villain!”
Lady Macbeth “Fathered he is, and yet he’s fatherless.”
Malcolm “The night is long that never finds the day.”
Lady Macbeth “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!”
Lady Macbeth “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.”
Macduff “Macduff was from his mother’s womb/Untimely ripped.”
Doctor “Therein the patient/Must minister to himself.”
Lady Macbeth “My hands are of your color, but I shame/To wear a heart so white.”
Porter “Knok, knock, knock! Who’s there, i’ th’ name of Beelzebub?”
Macduff “Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope/The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence/The like o’ th’ building.”
Malcolm “I’ll to England.”
Duncan “This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air/Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself/Unto our gentle senses.”
Lady Macbeth “I have given suck, and know/How tender ’tis to love the babe that milds me:/I would, while it was smiling in my face,/Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums/And dashed the brains out, had I sworn as you/Have done to this.”
Banquo “The king’s a-bed:/He hath been in unusual pleasure, and/Sent forth great largess to your offices;/This diamond he greets your wife withal/By the name of most kind hostess”
Macbeth “I have lived long enough. My way of life/Is fall’n into the seat, the yellow leaf.”
Lady Macbeth “Wash your hands; put on your nightgown; look not so pale!”
Ross “No; they were well at peace when I did leave them.”
Son “Was my father a traitor, mother?”
Macbeth “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

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