Hamlet Quotes

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"Seems, madam!...
...Nay, it is; I know not 'seems' " - Hamlet to Gertrude. Theme(s): Appearance vs Reality
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"This above all...
...to thine own self be true" -Polonius to Laertes. Theme(s): Appearance vs Reality
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"O villain villain...
...smiling damned villain" -Hamlet about Claudius. Theme(s): Appearance vs Reality
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"As I perchance hereafter shall think meet...
...to put an antic disposition on" - Hamlet to Horatio and Marcellus. Theme(s): Appearance vs Reality, Maddness
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"I am but mad north-north west...
...when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw" -Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildernstern. Theme(s): Maddness
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"I essentially am not in maddness...
...but mad in craft" -Hamlet to Gertrude. Theme(s): Maddness
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"Something is rotten...
...in the state of Denmark" -Marcellus to Horatio. Theme(s): Corruption
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"How weary, stale...
...flat and unprofitable seems to me all the uses of this world!" -Hamlet in his first soliloquy. Theme(s): Melancholy
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"Fie on't! Ah...
...fie! 'Tis an unweeded garden" -Hamlet in his first soliloquy. Theme(s): Corruption
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"Denmark's...
...a prison" - Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildernstern. Theme(s): Corruption
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"The serpent that did...
...sting thy father's life now wears his crown" - Ghost. Theme(s): Betrayal, Corruption
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"By indirections...
...find directions out" -Polonius about Laertes. Theme(s): Appearance vs Reality, Betrayal
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"And there is a kind of...
...confession in your looks which your modesties have not craft enough to colour" -Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildernstern. Theme(s): Appearance vs Reality
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"She married...
...O most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets" -Hamlet in his first soliloquy, about Gertrude. Theme(s): Women, Sex
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"Though this be...
...maddness, yet there is method in't" -Polonius about Hamlet. Theme(s): Maddness
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"Frailty...
...thy name is woman" -Hamlet about Gertrude. Theme(s): Women
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"Put on him what forgeries...
...you please; marry none so rank as may dishonor him" - Polonius about Laertes. Theme(s): Betrayal, Appearance vs Reality
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"What a piece...
...of work is a man!" -Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildernstern. Theme(s): Melancholy
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"The play's the thing...
...wherein I'll catch the conscious of the king" - Hamlet in third soliloquy. Theme(s): Appearance vs Reality
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"The harlot's cheek, beautied with plastering art...
...than is my deed to my most painted word" -Claudius in an aside. Theme(s): Appearance vs Reality
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"Get thee...
...to a nunnery - why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?" -Hamlet to Ophelia. Theme(s): Sex
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"Here is your husband...
...like a mildewed ear blasting his wholesome brother" -Hamlet to Gertrude. Theme(s): Corruption
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"And for the day confined to fast...
...in fires, till the foul crimes done in my days of nature are burnt and purged away" - Ghost to Hamlet. Theme(s) - Corruption, Revenge
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"With witchcraft of his wits...
...with traitorous gifts, o wicked wit" - Ghost to Hamlet. Theme(s) - Appearance vs Reality
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"Though be a spirit of health or goblin damned...
...bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell" - Hamlet about Ghost. Theme(s) - Uncertainty
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"Revenge his foul...
...and most unnatural murder" -Ghost to Hamlet. Theme(s) - Revenge
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"Madness in great ones...
...may not unwatched go" - Claudius to Polonius. Theme(s) - Maddness
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"The lady doth...
...protest too much methinks" - Gertrude to Hamlet about the Queen player
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"Oh my offence is rank...
...it smells to heaven" - Claudius in his soliloquy. Theme(s) - Corruption
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"When he is drunk asleep or in his rage...
...or in th'incestuous pleasures of his bed" - Hamlet about Claudius. Theme(s) - Revenge
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"Oh speak to me no more...
...these words like daggers enter in my ears" - Gertrude to Hamlet.
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"Confess yourself to heaven...
...repent what's past, avoid whats to come" - Hamlet to Gertrude.
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"I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers...
...could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum" - Hamlet about Ophelia at funeral.
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"I have heard of your paintings well enough...
...God hath given you one face and you make yourself another" - Hamlet to Ophelia. Theme(s) - Appearance vs Reality, Women
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Let not the royal bed of Denamark be...
...a couch for luxury and damned incest" - The Ghost to Hamlet. Theme(s) - Sex, Corruption
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"The funeral baked meats did...
...coldly furnish the marriage tables" - Hamlet to Horatio, about Gertrude and Claudius' marriage.
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"The chariest maid is prodigal enough...
...if she unmask her beauty to the moon" - Laertes to Ophilea, about her love to Hamlet. Theme(s) - Sex, Virtue
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"Now i could drink...
...hot blood" - Hamlet in soliloquy Act 3 scene 3. Theme(s) - Revenge
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"Let me be cruel, not unnatural...
...I will speak daggers to her but use none" - Hamlet in soliloquy Act 3 scene 3.
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"We know what we are...
...but not what we may be" - Ophelia when she is mad. Theme(s) Madness
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...to thine own self be true" -Polonius to Laertes. Theme(s): Appearance vs Reality

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...when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw" -Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildernstern. Theme(s): Maddness

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