King Lear- 20 key quotes

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Act 1- 5 quotes

  • "Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty"- Gonerill


  • "Nothing will come of nothing"- Lear, 


  • "Now God's stand up for bastards"- Edmond


  • "How sharper than the serpents tooth it is"- Lear


  • "O Let me not be mad"- Lear
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Act 2- 5 quotes

  • "Till night...and all night too"- Regan


  • "I know tis from Cordelia"- Kent


  • "Not ourselves when nature commands the mind to suffer with the body"- Lear


  • "I gave you all"- Lear "And in good time you have it"- Regan


  • "What need one?"- Regan
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Act 3 - 5 quotes

  • "None but the fool...labours to out-jest his heart struck injuries"- Gentleman 
  • "The younger rises when the old doth fall"- Edmond 
  • "When the minds free, the body's delicate"- Lear 
  • "I am tied to the stake and I must stand the course"- Gloucester
  • "One side will mock another, the other too"- Regan
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Act 4 - 5 quotes

  • "Better...known to be condemned, than...condemned and flattered"- Edgar


  • "Why I do trifle thus with his despair is done to cure it"- Edgar


  • "They told me I was everything; tis a lie, I am not ague proof"- Lear


  • "Robes and furred gowns hide all"- Lear


  • "I should even die with pity to see another thus"- Lear
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Act 5- 5 quotes

  • "For my state, stands on me to defend, not to debate"- Edmond 


  • "Sick O sick"- Regan


  • "The wheel is come full circle"- Edmond


  • "Look her lips. Look there, look there"- Lear


  • "Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say"- Edgar
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