Twelfth Night Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Twelfth Night
  1. #1
    “If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it that, surfeiting,
    The appetite may sicken and so die.”
  2. #2
    “Why, she may command me. I serve her, she is my lady. ”
  3. #3
    “If you prized my lady’s favor at anything more than contempt, you would not give means for this uncivil rule”
  4. #4
    “That most ingrateful boy there by your side
    From the rude sea’s enraged and foamy mouth
    Did I redeem; a wrack past hope he was.
    His life I gave him and did thereto add
    My love, without retention or restraint,
    All his in dedication. For his sake
    Did I expose myself, pure for his love,
    Into the danger of this adverse town;”
  5. #5
    “One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons!”
  6. #6
    “I’ll do my best
    To woo your lady:
    Aside. Yet a barful strife!
    Whoe’er I woo, myself would be his wife.”
  1. #7
    “This is the air; that is the glorious sun.
    This pearl she gave me, I do feel ‘t and see ‘t.
    And though ‘tis wonder that enwraps me thus,
    Yet ‘tis not madness. Where’s Antonio, then?
    I could not find him at the Elephant.
    Yet there he was; and there I found this credit,
    That he did range the town to seek me out.
    His counsel now might do me golden service.”
  2. #8
    “I will drop in his way some obscure epistles of
  3. #9
    “Well, God give them wisdom that have it.
    And those that are fools, let them use their talents.”
  4. #10
    “If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep”
  5. #11
    “O, welcome, father.
    Father, I charge thee, by thy reverence
    Here to unfold (though lately we intended
    To keep in darkness what occasion now
    Reveals before ‘tis ripe) what thou dost know
    Hath newly passed between this youth and me.”
  6. #12
    “But I perceive in you so excellent
    a touch of modesty, that you will not extort
    from me what I am willing to keep in. Therefore it
    charges me in manners the rather to express myself.
    You must know of me, then, Antonio, my name
    is Sebastian, which I called Roderigo.”

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  1. #13
    “Love sought is good, but given unsought better.”
  2. #14
    “By innocence I swear, and by my youth,
    I have one heart, one bosom and one truth,
    And that no woman has, nor never none
    Shall mistress be of it, save I alone.”
  3. #15
    “You can fool no more money out of me at this
    throw. If you will let your lady know I am here to
    speak with her, and bring her along with you, it
    may awake my bounty further.”
  4. #16
    “My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love to lay any of them on you.”
  5. #17
    “I am not what I am.”
  6. #18
    “Alas, Malvolio, this is not my writing,
    Though, I confess, much like the character.
    But out of question, ‘tis Maria’s hand.”
  7. #19
    “ Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.”
  8. #20
    “Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.”
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