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Othello Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Othello
  1. #1
    “She, in spite of nature,
    Of years, of country, credit, every thing,
    To fall in love with what she feared to look on!
    It is a judgment maimed and most imperfect
    That will confess perfection so could err
    Against all rules of nature.”
  2. #2
    “O curse of marriage,
    That we can call these delicate creatures ours
    And not their appetites! I had rather be a toad
    And live upon the vapor of a dungeon
    Than keep a corner in the thing I love
    For others’ uses. Yet ‘tis the plague of great ones;
    Prerogatived are they less than the base.
    ‘Tis destiny unshunnable, like death.
    Even then this forked plague is fated to us
    When we do quicken.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    character
    Othello
    concept
    Infidelity
  3. #3
    “She loved me for the dangers I had passed,
    And I loved her that she did pity them.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    characters
    DesdemonaOthello
    concept
    love
  4. #4
    “But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
    For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.”
  5. #5
    “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy:
    It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
    The meat it feeds on.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    characters
    IagoOthello
    concept
    jealousy
  6. #6
    “I kissed thee ere I killed thee: no way but this,
    Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    characters
    OthelloDesdemona
    concept
    love
  7. #7
    “Then must you speak
    Of one that loved not wisely but too well.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    character
    Othello
    concept
    love
  8. #8
    “Let him do his spite.
    My services which I have done the signiory
    Shall out-tongue his complaints. ‘Tis yet to know
    (Which, when I know that boasting is an honor,
    I shall promulgate) I fetch my life and being
    From men of royal siege, and my demerits
    May speak unbonneted to as proud a fortune
    As this that I have reached.”
  9. #9
    “Ay, let her rot, and perish and be damned
    tonight, for she shall not live. No, my heart is turned
    to stone. I strike it, and it hurts my hand. O, the
    world hath not a sweeter creature! She might lie by
    an emperor’s side and command him tasks.”
  10. #10
    “All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven.
    ‘Tis gone.
    Arise, black vengeance, from the hollow hell!”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    character
    Othello
    concept
    menacing