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Macbeth Quotes

24 of the best book quotes from Macbeth
  1. #1
    “What’s done cannot be undone.”
  2. #2
    “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
  3. #3
    “So fair and foul a day I have not seen.”
  4. #4
    “Macbeth: How does your patient, doctor?
    Doctor: Not so sick, my lord, as she is troubled with thick-coming fancies that keep her from rest.
    Macbeth: Cure her of that! Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon her heart.
    Doctor: Therein the patient must minister to himself.”
  5. #5
    “My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white.”
  6. #6
    “It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    Desires
  7. #7
    “By the pricking of my thumbs,
    Something wicked this way comes.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    Future
  8. #8
    “O, full of scorpions is my mind!”
  1. #9
    “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    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.”
  2. #10
    “Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.”
  3. #11
    “Where shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly ‘s done, when the battle ‘s lost and won”
  4. #12
    “I dare do all that may become a man;
    Who dares do more, is none”
  5. #13
    “Fair is foul, and foul is fair, hover through fog and filthy air.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    Honesty
  6. #14
    “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”
  7. #15
    “Life ... is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    Life
  8. #16
    “All causes shall give way: I am in blood
    Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more,
    Returning were as tedious as go o’er.”
  1. #17
    “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.”
  2. #18
    “Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
    May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
    Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
    Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under’t.”
  3. #19
    “I have no spur
    To prick the sides of my intent, but only
    Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself
    And falls on the other.”
  4. #20
    “Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell.
    Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace,
    Yet Grace must still look so.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    Angels
  5. #21
    “The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, which still we thank as love.”
  6. #22
    “Come what come may, time and the hour run through the roughest day.”
  7. #23
    “...Who could refrain,
    That had a heart to love, and in that heart
    Courage to make love known?”
  8. #24
    “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
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