Macbeth Masterquotes

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MALCOM - What I am...
'What I am truly, is thine and my poor country's to command'
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MALCOLM - Modest wisdom...
'Modest wisdom plucks me from overcredulous haste' (prudence prevents me from believing Macbeth too quickly)
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MALCOLM - Let's make...
'Let's make us med'cines of our great revenge to cure this deadly grief'
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MALCOLM - Nothing in...
'Nothing in his life became him like the leaving of it'
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MALCOLM - Black...
'Black Macbeth'
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MACDUFF - O nation...
'O nation miserable! With an untitled tyrant, bloody sceptred'
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OLD MAN - A falcon...
'A falcon tow'ring in her pride of place was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed'
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MALCOLM - I think...
'I think our country sinks beneath the yoke; it weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash is added to her wounds'
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ROSS - Alas, poor...
'Alas, poor country! Almost afraid to know itself. It cannot be called our mother, but our grave'
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MACDUFF - Hold fast...
'Like good men, bestride our downfall'n birthdom. Each new morn new widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows strike heaven on the face, that it resounds as if it felt with Scotland and yelled out like a syllable of dolour'
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LENNOX - Some say...
'Some say the earth was feverous and did shake'
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MACDUFF - Bleed...
'Bleed, bleed, poor country!'
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MACBETH - We have...
'We have scorched the snake, not killed it'
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MACBETH - Is this a...
'Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?'
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THE WITCHES - By the...
'By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes'
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MACBETH - False face...
'False face must hide what the false heart doth know'
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MACBETH - I have no spur...
'I have no spur to ***** the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition'
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MACBETH - That which should...
'That which should accompany old age, as honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have'
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MACBETH - By the worst...
'By the worst means, the worst. For mine own good, all causes shall give way' (my safety is the most important thing)
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ANGUS - Now does he feel...
'Now does he feel his title hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe upon a dwarfish thief.'
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BANQUO & MACBETH - I dreamt...
'I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters: to you they have showed some truth' 'I think not of them'
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MACBETH - Stars, hide...
'Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires'
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MACBETH - This blow...
'This blow might be the be-all and the end-all'
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MACBETH - He’s here in...
'He’s here in double trust...as his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife myself'
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DONALBAIN - There's daggers...
'There's daggers in men's smiles'
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ANGUS - Now does he...
'Now does he feel his secret murders sticking on his hands'
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THE WITCHES - Fair is...
'Fair is foul and foul is fair'
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MACDUFF - Bring thou...
'Bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself; within my sword's length set him'
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MACDUFF - Macduff was...
'Macduff was from his mother's womb untimely ripped'
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MACDUFF - I am...
'I am not treacherous'
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MACDUFF - I must...
'I must also feel it as a man'
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MACDUFF - Lest our...
'Lest our old robes sit easier than our new'
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LADY MACBETH - Yet who...
'Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him'
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MACDUFF - Confusion now...
'Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope'
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MACBETH - I go...
'I go and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell'
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MURDERER - Safe in a ditch...
'Safe in a ditch he bides, with twenty trenched gashes on his head, the least a death to nature'
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MACBETH - Sleep...
'Sleep no more: Macbeth does murder sleep'
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MACBETH - (young Siward slain)
'Thou wast born of woman. But swords I smile at'
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LADY MACBETH - The sleeping and...
'The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures; 'tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil'
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LADY MACBETH - I would, while...
'I would, while it was smiling in my face, have pluck'd my ****** from his boneless gums, and dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn'
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LADY MACBETH - Look like...
'Look like th'innocent flower, but be the serpent under't'
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LADY MACBETH - That I may...
'That I may pour my spirits in thine ear and chastise with the valour of my tongue'
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LADY MACBETH - All the perfumes...
'All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand'
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LADY MACBETH - And live...
'And live a coward in thine own esteem'
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LADY MACBETH - Come, you spirits...
'Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty!'
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LADY MACBETH - My hands are...
'My hands are of your colour, but I shame to wear a heart so white'
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THE WITCHES - Why stands...
'Why stands Macbeth thus amazedly?'
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MACBETH - How now...
'How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags?'
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MACBETH - And be these...
'And be these juggling fiends no more believed'
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BANQUO - The instruments...
'The instruments of darkness tell us truths'
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BANQUO - Have we...
'Have we eaten on the insane root?'
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MURDERER - We have lost...
'We have lost best half of our affair'
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BANQUO - Still keep...
'Still keep my bosom franchised and my allegiance clear'
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BANQUO - And yet...
'And yet I would not sleep; merciful powers, restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature gives way to in repose'
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BANQUO - What, can...
'What, can the devil speak true?'
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BANQUO - And I fear...
'And I fear thou played'st most fouly for't'
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MACBETH - Banquo, thy...
'Banquo, thy soul's flight, if it find heaven, must find it out tonight'
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LADY MACBETH - Thou hast it...
'Thou hast it now, King, Cawdor, Glamis, all
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OLD MAN - I have seen...
'I have seen hours dreadful and things strange, but this sore night hath trifled former knowings'
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MACDUFF - In nature...
'In nature is a tyranny. It hath been the untimely emptying of the happy throne and fall of many kings. But fear not yet to take upon you what is yours'
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CAITHNESS - To give obedience...
'To give obedience where ’tis truly owed. Meet we the medicine of the sickly weal' (fight for Malcolm, who will heal Scotland)
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