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English Romeo and Juliet

"That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet."
Juliet to Romeo, when they are talking after the dance and Juliet is on the balcony about how the name of their family doesn't matter.

Why does the name matter? If a rose were called another name, it would still smell the exact same.
"O, swear not by the moon, th' inconsistant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable."
Juliet to Romeo, when they are talking after the dance and Juliet is on the balcony, expressing their love for one another.

Please don't tell me you love me by the moon. The moon often changes and I don't want your love for me to.
"Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their textbooks, but love from love, toward school with heavy looks."
Romeo to Juliet, when they are talking about their love while Juliet is on the balcony.

Having love for someone, and them loving you back is as great as students not having school, but walking away from true love is as bad as student walking back to school.
"How silver- sweet sound lovers' tongues by night, like softest music to attending ears.
Romeo to Juliet, on the balcony scene.

The sound of people in love is the sweetest sound possible.
"Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say "Good night" till it be morrow."
Juliet to Romeo, when Romeo leaves the Capulets house for the night and says farewell to Juliet.

Good night, good night. I hate to say goodbye but tomorrow I will see you again.
"Thy head is as fill of quarrels as an egg is full of meat..."
Mercutio to Benvolio, on the streets of Verona when they are in the mood for a fight.

You are thinking of fighting as much as an egg is full of yolk.
"'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door, but 'tis enough. 'Twill serve."
Mercutio to Romeo and Benvolio after he gets stabbed by Tybalt.

The wound is not that big, but it is deep and big enough to kill me.
"A plague o' both your houses!"
Mercutio to Benvolio and Romeo, after he gets stabbed by Tybalt.

I hate both the Montagues and Capulets! I wouldn't be dead if it weren't for the separate house.
"Gallop apace, you fiery- footed steeds and bring me my Romeo!"
Juliet to herself, after her first encounter with young Romeo, wishing she can see him again.

Sun just set so I can my Romeo
"Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day. It was the nightingale, and not the lark, that pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear."
Juliet to Romeo after they wake up from spending the night together.

Are you going to leave? It isn't daytime yet.
"A pair of star-crossed lovers"
Narrator at prologue.

Two people madly in love.
"Sad hours seem long"
Romeo to Benvolio when they are talking about how Rosaline swore an oath to chastity.

The time goes by really slowly since I'm sad and Rosaline with never make love.
"Alas that love, so gentle in his view, should be so tyrannous and rough in proof."
Benvolio to Romeo when they are talking about Rosaline.

Rosaline seemed to perfect at first, but now she seems pretty rough since she will never bear your children.
"I will make thee think thy swan a crow."
Benvolio to Romeo when they are talking about Rosaline.

I bet if you went out to find another girl in Verona she would make Rosaline look ugly compared to herself.
"Queen Mab, She is the faries' midwife"
Mercutio to Romeo and the gang right before the dance at the Capulets house.

Queen mab is a whore.
"O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear."
Romeo to himself when he first sees Juliet at the Capulets party.

He is saying that Juliet is the most beautiful person that he has ever laid his sights on.
"You kiss by th' book"
Juliet to Romeo after their first kiss.

You are a great kisser.
"My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!"
Juliet to herself after she finds out that Romeo is a montague.

My true love Romeo, belongs to the montagues who I'm supposed to hate! If I knew this earlier I wouldn't have kissed him.
"He jests at scars that never felt a wound. But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?"
Romeo to himself at night when he sneaks into the Capulet's house.

Why does she have to be a Capulet, what is that light that is coming from the balcony?
"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?"
Juliet to herself after she finds out that Romeo is a montague.

Oh Romeo, why do you have to be a Montague who I'm supposed to hate?