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'Hamlet' Quotes 4

William Shakespeare's Famous Play

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Hamlet

Hamlet

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  • "For, O, for, O, the hobby-horse is forgot."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "Marry, this is miching mallecho; it means mischief."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "Our wills and fates do so contrary run That our devices still are overthrown."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "Let the galled jade wince, our withers are unwrung."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "What! frighted with false fire?"
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "Why, let the stricken deer go weep, The hart ungalled play;
    For some must watch, while some must sleep: So runs the world away."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "'Tis as easy as lying."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "You would play upon me; you would seem to know my stops; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "Do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?"
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "Very like a whale."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "They fool me to the top of my bent."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "By and by is easily said."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "'Tis now the very witching time of night,
    When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
    Contagion to this world: now could I drink hot blood.
    And do such bitter business as the day
    Would quake to look on."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "Let me be cruel, not unnatural;
    I will speak daggers to her, but use none."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.2

  • "O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.3

  • "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
    Words without thoughts never to heaven go."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.3

  • "Dead, for a ducat, dead!"
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "A bloody deed! almost as bad, good mother,
    As kill a king, and marry with his brother."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell!
    I took thee for thy better."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "A rhapsody of words."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "You cannot call it love, for at your age
    The hey-day in the blood is tame, it's humble,
    And waits upon the judgment."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "Speak no more;
    Thou turn'st mine eyes into my very soul"
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "Nay, but to live
    In the rank sweat of an unseamed bed,
    Stewed in corruption, honeying and making love
    Over the nasty sty."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "A cutpurse of the empire and the rule,
    That from a shelf the precious diadem stole,
    And put it in his pocket!"
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "A king of shreds and patches."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "Mother, for love of grace,
    Lay not that flattering unction to your soul."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "Confess yourself to heaven;
    Repent what's past; avoid what is to come."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
    That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat,
    Of habits devil, is angel yet in this."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "I must be cruel, only to be kind."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "For 'tis the sport to have the engineer
    Hoist with his own petar."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.4

  • "Diseases desperate grown
    By desperate appliance are relieved,
    Or not at all."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.3

  • "A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.3

  • "We go to gain a little patch of ground,
    That hath in it no profit but the name."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.4

  • "Sure, he that made us with such large discourse,
    Looking before and after, gave us not
    That capability and godlike reason
    To fust in us unused."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.4

  • "Rightly to be great
    Is not to stir without great argument,
    But greatly to find quarrel in a straw
    When honour's at the stake."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.4

  • "How should I your true love know
    From another one?
    By his cockle hat and staff,
    And his sandal shoon."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "He is dead and gone, lady,
    He is dead and gone,
    At his head a green-grass tuft;
    At his heels a stone."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "Lord! we know what we are, but know not what we may be."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day,
    All in the morning betime."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "Come, my coach! Good-night ladies; good night, sweet ladies; good night."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
    But in battalions."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "There's such divinity doth hedge a king,
    That treason can but peep to what it would."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies, that's for thoughts."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "His beard was as white as snow."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "His means of death, his obscure burial,
    No trophy, sword, nor hatchment o'er his bones,
    No noble rite nor formal ostentation."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

  • "And where the offence is let the great axe fall."
    - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.5

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