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King Lear Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from King Lear
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Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks. You sulph’rous and thought-executing fires, Vaunt-couriers of oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head.
William Shakespeare
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You do me wrong to take me out o’ th’ grave. Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead.
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How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child.—Away, away!
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When thou dost ask me blessing, I’ll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness.
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Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again.
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Peace, Kent. Come not between the dragon and his wrath. I loved her most and thought to set my rest On her kind nursery
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“Oh, let me kiss his hand!” “Let me wipe it first. It smells of mortality.”
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I am a man More sinned against than sinning
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If it be you that stir these daughters’ hearts Against their father, fool me not so much To bear it tamely; touch me with noble anger, And let not women’s weapons, water-drops, Stain my man’s cheeks! No, you unnatural hags, … No, I’ll not weep. I have full cause of weeping, but this heart Shall break into a hundred thousand flaws, Or ere I’ll weep. O fool, I shall go mad!
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They told me I was everything: ‘tis a lie, I am no ague-proof.
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Howl, howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones! Had I your tongues and eyes, I’d use them so That heaven’s vault should crack. She’s gone forever. I know when one is dead and when one lives. She’s dead as earth.—Lend me a looking glass. If that her breath will mist or stain the stone, Why, then she lives.

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