Notable quotes from Shakespeare's play
"Two households, both alike in dignity - in fair verona, where we lay our scene..."
Paris (to Lord Capulet)
"Younger than she are happy mothers made."
Romeo (on seeing Juliet for the first time)
"It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear."
Juliet (on her balcony)
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
"A plague on both your houses! They have made worms' meat of me."
"You and I are past our dancing days."
"No sooner are we inside than every man be taken to his legs!"
"Wisely and slow! They stumble that run fast."
"Rebellious subjects! Enemies to peace! Throw your mis-tempered weapons to the ground...and hear the sentence of your moved prince!"
"Thou shalt not stir a foot to seek a foe!"
"I dreamt my lady came and found me dead."
Juliet (to Friar Lawrence)
"...Or bid me go into a new-made grave, and hide me with a dead man in his shroud!"
The Nurse (to Romeo)
"I tell you, he that can lay hold of her shall have the chinks!"
"...therefore, I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall."
"The quarrel is between our masters and us their men."
Lady Capulet (to Lord Capulet"
"I would the fool were married to her grave!"
Juliet (on learning Romeo is a Montague)
"My only love sprung from my only hate."
Romeo (to Juliet at Capulet's party)
"Oh, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do...they pray."
Tybalt (on recognizing Romeo at the party)
"This by his voice should be a Montague."
Friar Lawrence (to Romeo after Tybalt's death)
"A pack of blessings ride upon thy back."
Juliet (to Romeo on the balcony)
"Good night, good night, parting is such sweet sorrow, that I may say tonight till it be morrow."
Lady Capulet (to the Prince)
"Prince, if thou art true, for blood of ours, shed blood of Montague."