Macbeth Key Quotes

Mikko Holden
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GCSE English (English Literature) Flashcards on Macbeth Key Quotes, created by Mikko Holden on 03/29/2018.

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Act 1, Scene 1: The Witches (To each other) 'Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air.'
Act 1, Scene 1: The Witches (To each other) 'When shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurly burly 's done, When the battle's lost and won.'
Act 1, Scene 2: The Captain (To Duncan) 'For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that name— Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, Which smoked with bloody execution, Like valour’s minion carved out his passage'
Act 1, Scene 3: Macbeth (To Banquo) 'So foul and fair a day I have not seen'
Act 1, Scene 3: Banquo (To Macbeth) 'And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths'
Act 1, Scene 3: Macbeth (To himself) 'If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me.'
Act 1, Scene 4: Malcolm (To Duncan) 'Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it; he died as one that had been studied in his death to throw away the dearest thing he owed, as 't were a careless trifle.'
Act 1, Scene 4: Macbeth (To Himself) 'Stars hide your fires let not light see my black and deep desires.'
Act 1, Scene 5: Lady Macbeth (To herself) 'Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness.'
Act 1, Scene 5: Lady Macbeth (To Macbeth) 'Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't.'
Act 1, Scene 5: Lady Macbeth (To herself/spirits) 'Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, un-sex me here And fill me from the crown to the toe top full Of direst cruelty'
Act 1, Scene 6: Duncan (To those with him/Banquo) 'This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself Unto our gentle senses.'
Act 1, Scene 7: Macbeth (To himself) 'If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly.'
Act 1, Scene 7: Macbeth (To Lady Macbeth) 'I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.'
Act 1, Scene 7: Lady Macbeth (To Macbeth) 'Screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail.'
Act 1, Scene 7: Macbeth (To Lady Macbeth) 'False face must hide what the false heart doth know.'
Act 1, Scene 7: Macbeth (To Himself) 'I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself, and falls on the other'
Act 2, Scene 1: Macbeth (To Himself) ' Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?'
Act 2, Scene 2: Macbeth (To Lady Macbeth) 'Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.'
Act 2, Scene 3: Donalbain 'Where we are there's daggers in men's smiles. The near in blood, The nearer bloody.'
Act 3, Scene 1: Banquo 'Thou hast it now, King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the weird sisters promis’d, and I fear Thou hast played most foully for’t'
Act 3, Scene 1: Macbeth 'Only for them, and mine eternal jewel Given to the common enemy of man, To make them kings, the seed of Banquo kings!'
Act 3, Scene 2: Lady Macbeth & Macbeth 'What’s done is done.' 'We have scorch’d the snake, not kill’d it.'
Act 3, Scene 2: Macbeth 'O full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!'
Act 3, Scene 3: Macbeth 'Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever he sleeps well.'
Act 3, Scene 4: Macbeth 'I am cabin’d, cribb’d, confin’d, bound in saucy doubts and fears.'
Act 3, Scene 4: Macbeth 'Thou canst not say I did it; never shake thy gory locks at me!'
Act 4, Scene 1: The Witches 'By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.'
Act 4, Scene 1: The Witches 'Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.'
Act 4, Scene 3: Malcolm 'Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet grace must still look so.'
Act 5, Scene 1: Lady Macbeth 'Out, damned spot! out, I say!'
Act 5, Scene 1: Lady Macbeth 'Here’s the smell of blood still; all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.'
Act 5, Scene 3: Macbeth 'I have lived long enough. My way of life Is fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf, And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have; but in their stead Curses, not loud but deep'
Act 5, Scene 5: Macbeth 'To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.'
Act 5, Scene 8: Macbeth & Macduff 'I bear a charmed life which must not yield To one of woman born.' 'Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripp’d.'
Act 5, Scene 9: Malcolm 'Of this dead butcher and his fiend-like queen'
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