Macbeth Quotes

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Macbeth - Darkness/Violence

"Like Valours Minion carved out his passage... Till he unseamed him from the nave to th' chops"

"This supernatural soliciting // cannot be ill; cannot be good"

"Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires"

"A dagger of the mind, a false creation, // proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?"

"Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond // which keeps me pale"

"I am in blood stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er"

"The very firstlings of my heart shall be // the firstlings of my hand"

"th'edge o'th'sword // his wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls"

"Bleed, bleed, poor country"

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Macbeth - guilt/ honour/ ambition

"as his host // who should against his murtherer shut the door // not bear the knife myself"

"I have no spur // to ***** the sides of my intent but only // Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself"

"become a man; who dares do more, is none"

"could not equivocate to Heaven"

"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood // clean from my hand?"

"Sleep no more! Macbeth does Murther sleep; the innocent sleep"

"But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined

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Lady Macbeth

"my dereast partner o greatness"

"Come you spirits which ten tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here"

"Come thick night, and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell"

"look like th' innocent flower but be the serpent under't"

"plucked my ****** from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out"

"A little water clears us of this deed"

"Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, till thou applaud the deed"

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"To do harm is often laudable, to do good sometime accounted dangerous folly" - L.McDuff

"he solicits Heaven... he hath a heavenly gift" - Malcolm about King

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