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"Macbeth" Quotes

The Black Humor of "Macbeth"

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Act II, Sc. I
Now o'er the one half-world
Nature seems dead.

Act III, Sc. IV
Hence, horrible shadow!
Unreal mockery, hence!

Act IV, Sc. II
When our actions do not,
Our fears do make us traitors.

Act II, Sc. I
There 's husbandry in heaven;
Their candles are all out.

Act III, Sc. I
Let every man be master of his time
Till seven at night.

Act III, Sc. IV
Now, good digestion wait on appetite,
And health on both!

Act II, Sc. II
I had most need of blessing, and"Amen"
Stuck in my throat.

Act IV, Sc. I
I 'll make assurance double sure,
And take a bond of fate.

Act V, Sc. I
All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.

Act II, Sc. III
Dire combustion and confused events
New hatch'd to the woful time.

Act III, Sc. IV
Thou hast no speculation in those eyes
Which thou dost glare with!

Act IV, Sc. I
Show his eyes, and grieve his heart;
Come like shadows, so depart!

Act IV, Sc. I
The flighty purpose never is o'ertook,
Unless the deed go with it.

Act I, Sc. III
Come what come may,
Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.

Act V, Sc. VIII
Lay on, Macduff,
And damn'd be him that first cries, "Hold, enough!"

Act I, Sc. III
If you can look into the seeds of time,
And say which grain will grow and which will not.

Act III, Sc. IV
Can such things be,
And overcome us like a summer's cloud,
Without our special wonder?

Act IV, Sc. III
Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

Act III, Sc. IV
I am in blood
Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go o'er.

Act IV, Sc. III
Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell,
Uproar the universal peace, confound
All unity on earth.

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