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A Midsummer Night's Dream Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  1. #1
    “Yet but three come one more.
    Two of both kinds make up four.
    Ere she comes curst and sad.
    Cupid is a knavish lad.
    Thus to make poor females mad.”
  2. #2
    “Though she be but little, she is fierce!”
  3. #3
    “The course of true love never did run smooth.”
  4. #4
    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
  5. #5
    “Are you sure
    That we are awake? It seems to me
    That yet we sleep, we dream.”
  6. #6
    “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.”
  7. #7
    “My soul is in the sky.”
  8. #8
    “I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
    To die upon the hand I love so well.”
  1. #9
    “So we grew together,
    Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
    But yet an union in partition,
    Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.”
  2. #10
    “Thus I die. Thus, thus, thus.
    Now I am dead,
    Now I am fled,
    My soul is in the sky.
    Tongue, lose thy light.
    Moon take thy flight.
    Now die, die, die, die.”
  3. #11
    “And sleep, that sometime shuts up sorrow’s eye,
    Steal me a while from mine own company.”
  4. #12
    “For you, in my respect, are all the world.
    Then how can it be said I am alone
    When all the world is here to look on me?”
  5. #13
    “Take pains. Be perfect.”
  6. #14
    “O! why rebuke you him that loves you so?
    Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.”
  7. #15
    “I[f] we shadows have offended,
    Think but this, and all is mended,
    That you have but slumber’d here,
    While these visions did appear,
    And this weak and idle theme,
    No more yielding, but a dream.”
  8. #16
    “O me! -- you juggler! you canker-blossom!
    You thief of love!”

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  1. #17
    “Therefore, another prologue must tell he is not a lion”
  2. #18
    “The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was.”
  3. #19
    “Why should you think that I should woo in scorn?
    Scorn and derision never come in tears:
    Look, when I vow, I weep; and vows so born,
    In their nativity all truth appears.
    How can these things in me seem scorn to you,
    Bearing the badge of faith to prove them true?”
  4. #20
    “O, then, what graces in my love do dwell,
    That he hath turn’d a heaven unto a hell!”
  5. #21
    “So quick bright things come to confusion.”
  6. #22
    “Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights;
    Four nights will quickly dream away the time.”
  7. #23
    “O, teach me how you look, and with what art
    You sway the motion of Demetrius’ heart.”
  8. #24
    “... and yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now-a-days.”
  9. #25
    “I will not trust you, I,
    Nor longer stay in your curst company.
    Your hands than mine are quicker for a fray,
    My legs are longer though, to run away.”
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