Hamlet Quotes

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Horatio's comment on what ghost means
"This bodes some strange eruption to our state."
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How Hamlet see's Denmark
"'tis an unweeded garden that grows to seed things rank and gross in nature." "Denmark's a prison."
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Hamlet acknowledges his indecision
"thinking too precisely on the event".
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Hamlet's resolve
"my thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth."
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Hamlet investigates
"I'll have grounds more relative than this [...] the plays the thing/in which Ill catch the conscience of the king."
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Hamlet's treatment of his mother
"I shall speak daggers to her, but I shall use none."
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Hamlet's view of his parents
"A father killed and a mother stained."
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Claudius' guilt
"My words fly up, my thoughts remain below."
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Claudius' priorities
"My crown, mine own ambition and my Queen."
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Hamlet's view of thier relationship
"You are the Queen, your husbands brother's wife."
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Polonius' use of Ophelia
"I'll loose my daughter to him."
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Hamlet's view of women
"God has given you one face and you make yourselves another."
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Hamlet's view of women 2
"Marry a fool for wise men know well enough what monster's you make of them."
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Hamlet's command to Ophelia
"Get thee to a nunnery."
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Polonius' warning to Ophelia
"Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence."
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Laertes' warning to Ophelia
"your chaste treasure [...] fear it, Ophelia; fear it, my dear sister [...] danger of desire."
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Claudius' comment on Hamlet's emotions
" 'Tis unmanly grief."
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Laertes' comment on his own emotions
"I forbid my tears [...] when these are gone, the woman will be out."
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Gertrude's comment on Hamlet's sanity
"Mad as the sea and wind."
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Gertrude's questioning of Hamlet
"Whereon do you look? [...] To whom do you speak this?"
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Hamlet's own sanity
"my weakness and my melancholy [...] abuses me to damn me."
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Polonius on Hamlet
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in it."
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Hamlet on Claudius
"My father's brother, but no more like my father than I to Hercules."
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Ophelia's submissiveness
"I shall obey my lord."
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Laertes to Ophelia
"weigh what loss your honour may sustain."
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Hamlet on their marriage
"She married [...] to incestuous sheets."
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Laertes on revenge
I'll be revenged most thoroughly for my father."
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Laertes on death
"Exchange forgiveness with me noble Hamlet."
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Ophelia's flowers to Claudius
“there’s fennel for you, and columbines." - meaning adultery.
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Ophelia's flowers to Gertrude
"There's rue for you." - meaning repentance and suffering.
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Ophelia's flowers to Polonius
" I would offer you violets but they withered all when my father died” - meaning innocence and faithfulness.
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Hamlet's feign of madness
"Madness in great ones must never go unwatched." Hamlet's attempt to 'put on' his madness in order to avoid suspicion, makes Claudius watch him more closely.
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"'tis an unweeded garden that grows to seed things rank and gross in nature." "Denmark's a prison."

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"my thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth."

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"I'll have grounds more relative than this [...] the plays the thing/in which Ill catch the conscience of the king."

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