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Othello Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Othello
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“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.”
William Shakespeare
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Othello
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Desdemona
Othello
Brabantio
characters
menacing
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“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.”
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“She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them.”
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“But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.”
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“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.”
Iago
Othello
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jealousy
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“I kissed thee ere I killed thee: no way but this, Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.”
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“Then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely but too well.”
Othello
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love
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven. ‘Tis gone. Arise, black vengeance, from the hollow hell!”

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