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Coll Lit Macbeth Quotes

fair is foul, and foul is fair (1.1)
The three witches
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm
the instruments of darkness tell us truths(1.3)
Banquo (to Macbeth)
Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it (1.4)
If chance will have me King, why
Chance may crown me,
Without my stir. (1.3)
That is a step on which
I must fall down or o'er leap
Stars, hide your fires!
Let not light see my black and deep desires. (1.4)
Yet do I fear thy nature.
It is too full o' the milk of human kindness
To catch the nearest way. (1.5)
Lady Macbeth
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! (1.5)
Lady Macbeth
Look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under't. (I.5)
Lady Macbeth
I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself
And falls on the other - (1.7)
When you durst do it, then you were a man; (1.7)
Lady Macbeth
Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? (2.2)
A little water clears us of this deed,
How easy is it then! (2.2)
Lady Macbeth
Thou hast it now—King, Cawdor, Glamis, all
As the Weird Women promised, and I fear Thou played'st most foully for't. (3.1)
...To be thus is nothing,
But to be safely thus. Our fears in Banquo
Stick deep. (3.1)
Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake
Thy gory locks at me. (3.4)
Be bloody, bold and resolute. Laugh to scorn
The power of man, for none of woman born
Shall harm Macbeth. (4.1)
Bloody child ( 2nd apparition)
Macbeth shall never vanquished be until
Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill
Shall come against him. (4.1)
3rd apparition (crowned child w/ tree)
All my pretty ones?
Did you say 'all'? O hell-kite! All?
What, all my pretty chickens and their dam
At one fell swoop? (4.3)
Out, damned spot, out I say! (5.1)
Lady Macbeth
Unnatural deeds do breed unnatural troubles.
Infected minds to their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.
And that which should accompany old age,
As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends,
I must not look to have... (5.3)
Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a waking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. (5.5)
...this, and what needful else
That calls upon us, by grace of grace,
We will perform in measure, time, and place. (5.8
This is the air-drawn dagger which, you said, led you to Duncan. {Act II]
Lady Macbeth
There's no art
To find the mind's construction in the face.
He was a gentleman on whom I built
An absolute trust. (1.4.13-16)
Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all . . .
But that myself should be the root and father
Of many kings. (3.1.1-10)
"This murderous shaft that's shot/ Hath not yet lighted, and our safest way/ Is to avoid the aim" (2.3.167-169).
See, see, our honour'd hostess!—
The love that follows us sometime is our trouble . . . Fair and noble hostess,
We are your guest to-night. (1.6.13-15;30-31)
If thou beest slain, and with no stroke of mine,
My wife and children's ghosts will haunt me still. . . Either thou, Macbeth,
Or else my sword with an unbattered edge
I sheathe again undeeded. (5.7. 17-21)
I will not yield,
To kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet,
And to be baited with the rabble's curse.
What, you egg?
Young fry of treachery! (4.2.78-80)
First murderer
It is myself I mean, in whom I know
All the particulars of vice so grafted
That, when they shall be opened, black Macbeth
Will seem as pure as snow (4.3. 49-55)
Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes and unprovokes. It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance. Therefore, much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery. (2.3. 12-17)
the porter
This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air
Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses. (1.6.1-3)