Themed King Lear Quotes

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  • King Lear Quotes
    • Love
      • Goneril: 'Sir I love you more than word can wield the matter'
      • Cordelia: 'What shall Cordelia speak? Love, and be silent.'
      • Regan: 'I find she names my very deed of love; Only she comes to short'
      • Cordelia: 'I cannot heave my heart into my mouth'
      • Kent: 'Royal Lear, whom I have ever honour'd as my king, loved as my father'
      • France: Loves not love when its mingled with regards aloof from th' entire point
    • Loyalty
      • Cordelia: 'Obey you, Love you and most honor you'
      • Kent: 'Thy master, whom thou lovest, shall find the full of labors'
      • Edmund: Edmund the base, shall top the legitimate. I grow, I prosper'
      • Gloucester: 'The king my old master, must be relived
      • Kent- 'I am the very man...That from your first of difference and decay, have follow'd your sad steps'
    • Legitimacy
      • Edmund: 'Well then legitimate Edgar, I must have your land!'
      • Edmund: 'Now, Gods, Stand up for bastards'
      • Edmund- 'Let me, if not by birth, have lands by wit'
    • Gloucester- 'I have so often blush'd to acknowlege him, that now I am braz'd to it.'
    • Sight
      • Goneril- 'Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty'
      • Lear- 'Hence, and avid my sight'
      • Lear- 'Dart your blinding flames into her sconful eyes!'
      • Lear- 'A man may see how this world goes with no eyes'
      • Gloucester- 'I have no way, and therefore want no eyes'
    • Gloucester- ''Tis times' plague when madmen lead the blind'
    • Justice
      • Cordelia- 'Time will unfold what plighted cunning hides'
      • Edmund- 'The curiosity of nations to deprive me'
      • Lear-'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!'
      • Lear- 'And thou, all-shaking thunder, Smite flat the thick rotundity o' the world!'
      • Lear- 'Look with thine ears: see how yond justice rails upon yond simple thief. Hark, in thine ear: change places; and, handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief?'
      • Lear- 'Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, and thou no breath at all?'
    • Foolishness
      • Lear- 'I am old and foolish.'
      • Kent- 'In thy best consideration, check this hideous rashness'
      • Gloucester- 'Oh! Dear son Edgar, The food of thy abused fathers rath'
      • Lear- 'I fear I am not in my perfect mind'
      • Lear- 'Ill kneel down, and ask thee forgiveness'
    • Divine Order
      • Gloucester- 'As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods. They kill us for their sport'
      • Lear- 'Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!'
      • Lear- 'Upon such sacrifices, my Cordelia, the gods themselves throw incense.'
      • Lear- 'The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us.'
      • Kent- 'Now, by Apollo, king, thou swear'st thy gods in vain.'
      • Lear- 'Away! By Jupiter, this shall not be revok'd'
    • Animal Imagery
      • Lear- 'Wolfish visage' (in reference to Goneril)
      • Lear- 'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!'
      • Gloucester- 'Rash boarish fangs' (to Regan)
      • Fool- 'The hedge-sprrow fed the cuckoo so long, that it's had it head bitten off by the young.'
      • Lear- 'Come not between the dragon and his wrath.'
      • Edmund- 'Each jealous of the other as the stung is of the Adder.
      • Lear- 'Ingratitude...more hideous, when thou show'st thee in a child, than any sea-monster.'
  • Gloucester: 'The king my old master, must be relived
  • Edmund: Edmund the base, shall top the legitimate. I grow, I prosper'
  • Edmund: 'Why they rand us with base? With basness? Bastardy? base, base'
    • Legitimacy
      • Edmund: 'Well then legitimate Edgar, I must have your land!'
      • Edmund: 'Now, Gods, Stand up for bastards'
      • Edmund- 'Let me, if not by birth, have lands by wit'

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