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Julius Caesar Acts 2-3 Quotes
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"Between the acting of a dreadful thing and the first motion, all the interim is like a phantasma or a hideous dream."
Brutus (hasn't slept since first being turned against caesar, his life sucks rn)
"Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods, not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds."
Brutus (with conspirators, deciding not to kill Antony, be purposeful in killing, make it look nice)
"Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste death but once."
Caesar (talking about bad omens with Calphurnia, he doesn't want to stay home)
"I have made a strong proof of my constancy, giving myself a voluntary wound here, in the thigh."
Portia (Brutus' wife, suspects something is wrong but no one will tell her anything)
" But I am constant as the Northern Star, of whose true-fixed and resting quality there is no fellow in the firmament."
Caesar (I am a reliable guide, don't question me)
"Speak hands for me!"
Casca (when they stab him)
"E tu, Brute? Then fall Caesar."
Caesar (betrayal, as he's being stabbed by Brutus)
"Stoop, Romans, stoop, and let us bathe our hands in Casesar's blood up to the elbows and besmear our swords."
Brutus (after Caesar was killed, taking responsibilty for their actions)
"...how many ages hence shall this our lofty theme be acted over in states unborn and accents yet unknown?"
Cassius (this is awesome and people will talk about it forever)
"O mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low? Are all the conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, shrunk to this little measure?"
Antony (grief over Caesar's death)
"Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause, and be silent that you may hear."
Brutus (in his speech at the funeral)
"...Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead to live all freemen?"
Brutus (he did it for Rome, is Caesar had lived they'd all be slaves)
"As Caesar love me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him; but—as he was ambitious, I slew him."
Brutus (he was great but he had this one flaw)
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is often interred with their bones."
Antony (friends first establishes pathos)
"This was the most unkindest cut of all."
Antony (pointing out all the cuts Brutus made)
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