top quotes in “macbeth”

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TOP QUOTES IN “MACBETH”

1. “So foul and fair a day I have not seen.”

- M, Act 1.3, line 36

2. “If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir.”

- M, Act 1.3, lines 42-3

3. “That is step on which I must fall down or else o’erleap, for in my way it lies.”

4.

- M, Act 1.4, lines 48-9

“Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full of the milk of human kindness.”

5.

- Lady M, Act 1.5, line 15

“Look like th’ innocent flower but be the serpent under’t.”

- Lady M, Act 1.6, lines 63-4

6.

Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts: unsex me here and fill me from crown to toe topfull with direst cruelty.”

7.

- Lady M , Act 1.5, lines 48-9

“I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only my vaulting ambition.”

8.

“Thou marshallest me the way I was going.”

- M, Act 1.7, lines 26-7

9.

- M, Act 2.1, line 42

“Sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more.”

- M, Act 2.2, lines 38-9

10.

“A little water clears us of this deed.”

- Lady M, Act 2.2, line 70

11.

“To be thus is nothing; but to be safely thus.”

12.

“We have scorched the snake, not killed it.”

- M, Act 3.1, lines 49-50

- M, Act 3.2, line 13

13.

“ “I am in blood steeped so far that should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as going o’er.”

- M, Act 3.4, lines 136-7

14.

“All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.”

- Lady M, Act 5.1, lines 42-23

15.

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.”

- M, Act 5.5, lines 23-5

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