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Macbeth Quotes

24 of the best book quotes from Macbeth
  1. #1
    “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.”
  2. #2
    “I have no spur
    To prick the sides of my intent, but only
    Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself
    And falls on the other.”
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “By the pricking of my thumbs,
    Something wicked this way comes.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    future
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”
  7. #7
    “Life ... is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    life
  8. #8
    “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
  1. #9
    “What’s done cannot be undone.”
  2. #10
    “...Who could refrain,
    That had a heart to love, and in that heart
    Courage to make love known?”
  3. #11
    “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
  4. #12
    “Fair is foul, and foul is fair, hover through fog and filthy air.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    honesty
  5. #13
    “I dare do all that may become a man;
    Who dares do more, is none”
  6. #14
    “Where shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly ‘s done, when the battle ‘s lost and won”
  7. #15
    “Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.”
  8. #16
    “Come what come may, time and the hour run through the roughest day.”

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  1. #17
    “O, full of scorpions is my mind!”
  2. #18
    “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.”
  3. #19
    “It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    desires
  4. #20
    “My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white.”
  5. #21
    “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.”
  6. #22
    “So fair and foul a day I have not seen.”
  7. #23
    “The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, which still we thank as love.”
  8. #24
    “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
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