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A Midsummer Night's Dream Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  1. #1
    “Are you sure
    That we are awake? It seems to me
    That yet we sleep, we dream.”
  2. #2
    “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. #3
    “Take pains. Be perfect.”
  4. #4
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “Therefore, another prologue must tell he is not a lion”
  6. #6
    “O, then, what graces in my love do dwell,
    That he hath turn’d a heaven unto a hell!”
  7. #7
    “So quick bright things come to confusion.”
  8. #8
    “The course of true love never did run smooth.”
  1. #9
    “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.”
  2. #10
    “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?”
  3. #11
    “And sleep, that sometime shuts up sorrow’s eye,
    Steal me a while from mine own company.”
  4. #12
    “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.”
  5. #13
    “So we grew together,
    Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
    But yet an union in partition,
    Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.”
  6. #14
    “I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
    To die upon the hand I love so well.”
  7. #15
    “My soul is in the sky.”
  8. #16
    “O, teach me how you look, and with what art
    You sway the motion of Demetrius’ heart.”
  1. #17
    “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?”
  2. #18
    “O me! -- you juggler! you canker-blossom!
    You thief of love!”
  3. #19
    “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.”
  4. #20
    “O! why rebuke you him that loves you so?
    Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.”
  5. #21
    “Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights;
    Four nights will quickly dream away the time.”
  6. #22
    “Though she be but little, she is fierce!”
  7. #23
    “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.”
  8. #24
    “... and yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now-a-days.”
  9. #25
    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
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