"He raised a sigh so piteous and profound as it did seem to shatter all his bulk and end his being"
Ophelia to Polonius about Hamlet
"More grief to hide than the to utter love"
Polonius to Ophelia about Hamlet
"Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love"
Polonius reading a letter from Hamlet to Ophelia
"Though this be madness, yet there is a method in't-"
Polonius about Hamlet
"You cannot, sir, take from me anything that I will more willingly part withal-except my life, except my life, except my life."
"the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air—look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire"
"What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?"
"I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw"