A Selection Of Quotes From 'King Lear' By Will Shakespeare and Critics

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King Lear to the court
"Unburdened crawl towards death"
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Goneril quantifying her love for her father
"Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty."
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Regan to King Lear about Goner'ls love and her own
"i am of that self- same mettle as my sister. prize me at her worth."
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Cordelia in solioquy
"Love and be silent."
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King Lear to Cordelia
"nothing will come of nothing.speak again."
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King Lear to Kent
"come not between the Dragon and his wrath"
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Kent to King Lear
"let me remain the true blank of thine eye."
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Kent to King Lear
"This hideous rashness...your youngest daughter does not love thee least"
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Goneril to Regan about the banishment of Cordelia
"With what poor judgement he hath now cast her off"
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Edmund about his illegitimacy
"With base? with baseness? Bastardy? base, base?...Now gods stand up for bastards!"
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Edmund in reference to Gloucester and Edgar
"a credulous father and a brother noble
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Edgar transforming into Poor Tom
"Edgar i nothing am"
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King Lear to Goneril
"Detested Kite. Thou liest"
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King Lear to Fool/Kent(Caius) about Cordelia
"I did her wrong"
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King Lear to the goddess Nature
"Hear, Nature, hear, dear goddess, hear."
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King Lear to Goneril/Regan
"Allow Nature not more than Nature needs/ Man's life's as cheap as beasts."
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King Lear to Goneril/Regan
"Those Wicked Creatures yet do look well favoured/ when others are more wicked"
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King Lear to Nature about Goneril/Regan
"Touch me with noble anger. And not let women's weapons, water drops, stain my man's cheek!"
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Fool in reference to who Lear actually is
"Lear's shadow"
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Edgar about the life of a beggar
"whipped from tithing to tithing"
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Edgar about his trials with the devil in character of Poor Tom
"the foul fiend bites my back"
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Fool
"this cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen"
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King Lear about the female genitalia and it's association with hell
"sulphurous pit- burning,scalding, stench,consumption"
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Gloucester to Kent about Edgar
"i loved him, friend/No father his son dearer."
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Goneril to Albany (she is tiring of him)
"Milk-livered man"
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Albany to Goneril upon hearing of Gloucester's blinding and treatment of Lear
"wisdom and goodness to the vile seems vile" and "Tigers, not daughters"
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Gloucester to Poor Tom after blinding
"And each man have enough"
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Edgar in solioquy as Poor Tom - Guiding his father to Dover
"And worse I may be yet. The worst is not so long as we can say 'this is the worst!'
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Edgar to Gloucester after his suicide attempt
"men must endure"
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Gloucester about suffering
"i see it feelingly"
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King Lear to Gloucester
"Let me wipe it first, it smells of mortality."
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King Lear to Gloucester
"I remember thine eyes well enough"
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King Lear to Fool/Kent/Poor Tom
"A dog's obeyed in office"
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King Lear to Fool/Kent/Poor Tom
"Plate the sin with gold, And the strong lance of Justice hurtless breaks."
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King Lear to Cordelia
"I am a foolish, fond old man"
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King Lear
"I fear i am not in my perfect mind."
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King Lear to Cordelia
"Pray and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh."
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Edmund about Regan and Goneril
"Neither can be enjoyed if both remain alive"
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Edmund about his fate
"the wheel is come full-circle"
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Edmund trying to redeem his actions
"that i shall perchance do good"
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Edmund upon death of Goneril/Regan
"Edmund was beloved"
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King Lear upon the death of Cordelia
"I might have saved her; now she is gone for ever!"
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Kent about the tragedy of the death of Cordelia
"All's cheerless,dark and deadly"
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King Lear upon the death of Cordelia
"No, no, no life!"
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Closing lines said by Edgar
"The weight of this sad time we must obey/ speak what we feel. Not what we ought to say."
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CRITIC - S.L Goldberg
"There is no supernatural justice - only human natural justice"
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CRITIC - Kahn
"Lear goes mad because of his dependence on the feminine, his daughters."
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CRITIC- Holbrook
"Lear is not a man of conscious intellect"
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CRITIC - Hudson on Goneril/Regan
"the personification of ingratitude."
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CRITIC - Kott
"King Lear is a play about the disintegration of the world"
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"Love and be silent."

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