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Romeo and Juliet Quotes

39 of the best book quotes from Romeo and Juliet
  1. #1
    “These violent delights have violent ends
    And in their triump die, like fire and powder
    Which, as they kiss, consume.”
  2. #2
    “But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”
  3. #3
    “O teach me how I should forget to think.”
  4. #4
    “But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
    Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
    Who is already sick and pale with grief,
    That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she.
    Be not her maid, since she is envious;
    Her vestal livery is but sick and green
    And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
    It is my lady, O, it is my love!
    Oh, that she knew she were!”
  5. #5
    “Love moderately. Long love doth so.
    Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”
  6. #6
    “A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
    The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
    Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
    Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished:
    For never was a story of more woe
    Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
  7. #7
    “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
  8. #8
    “Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
  9. #9
    “thus with a kiss I die”
  1. #10
    “Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”
  2. #11
    “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
    The more I have, for both are infinite.”
  3. #12
    “Turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun.”
  4. #13
    “Romeo: I dreamt a dream tonight.
    Mercutio: And so did I.
    Romeo: Well, what was yours?
    Mercutio: That dreamers often lie.
    Romeo: In bed asleep while they do dream things true.”
  5. #14
    “You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings
    and soar with them above a common bound.”
  6. #15
    “My only love sprung from my only hate.”
  7. #16
    “Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
    O any thing, of nothing first create!
    O heavy lightness, serious vanity,
    Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms,
    Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,
    Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
    This love feel I, that feel no love in this.”
  8. #17
    “Oh, I am fortune’s fool!”
  9. #18
    “There’s an old saying that applies to me: you can’t lose a game if you don’t play the game.”
  1. #19
    “O, here
    Will I set up my everlasting rest,
    And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars
    From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!
    Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
    The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
    A dateless bargain to engrossing death!”
  2. #20
    “I defy you, stars.”
  3. #21
    “Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.”
  4. #22
    “These violent delights have violent ends.”
  5. #23
    “If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.”
  6. #24
    “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
    O, that I were a glove upon that hand
    That I might touch that cheek!”
  7. #25
    “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.”
  8. #26
    “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”
  9. #27
    “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”
  1. #28
    “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”
  2. #29
    “Two households, both alike in dignity
    In fair Verona, where we lay our scene
    From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
    Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
    From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
    A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life
    Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
    Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.”
  3. #30
    “Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?”
  4. #31
    “Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!”
  5. #32
    “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
  6. #33
    “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.”
  7. #34
    “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
    Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
    Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears;
    What is it else? A madness most discreet,
    A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”
  8. #35
    “Under loves heavy burden do I sink.
  9. #36
    “Educated men are so impressive!”
  10. #37
    “Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye
    Than twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet,
    And I am proof against their enmity.”
  11. #38
    “Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night;
    Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,
    Take him and cut him out in little stars,
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night...”
  12. #39
    “The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately.”
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