Hamlet Quotes

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HAMLET
On Claudius:
“A little more than kin, a little less than kind”
“Smiling, damned villain!”
“Keeps wassail” “drains his draughts of Rhenish down” “remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain!” “what, frighted with false fire!”
On Polonius:
“these tedious old fools”
“i’ll lug the guts into the neighbour room”
“you are a fishmonger”
“thou wretched rash, intruding fool, farewell.”
On Gertrude/Ophelia/Women:
“i shall in my best obey you madam”
“Like Niobe, all tears”
“incestuous sheets”
“the funeral baked meats did coldly furnish the marriage tables” “Frailty, thy name is Woman”
“Get thee to a nunnery”
“Wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them” “I have heard of your paintings too,God has given you one face and you paint yourself another” “Mother, you have my father much offended”

“you jig, you amble, and you lisp, you nickname God’s creatures” “I will speak daggers to her, but i shall use none”
Self loathing/suicide/death
“O that this too too solid flesh would melt”
“O that the Everlasting had not fixed his canon against self slaughter” “stale, flat and unprofitable”
“to be or not to be”
“I am pigeon livered and lack gall”
“Denmark’s A Prison”
“contagion to this world”
“tis an unweeded garden, who’s seeds grow things rank and gross in nature” “That skull had a tongue in it and could sing once”
“Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away”

Revenge/Action/Inaction/Ruthlessness
“I am pigeon livered and lack gall”
“Am I a coward?”
“proud, revengeful, ambitious”
“the play’s the thing, wherein i’ll catch the conscience of the king” “thinking too precisely on the event”
“a thought which quartered hath but one part wisdom, And ever three parts coward” “O from this time forth, my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth” “they are not near my conscience” (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern)

Madness
“to put an antic disposition on”
“mad in craft”
“we”
“i am but mad north-north west, when the wind is southerly i know a hawk from a handsaw” “O What a noble mind is here o’erthrown!”
“I will be brief; your noble son is mad.”
“Madness in great ones shall not unwatched go”
“i did love you once”...”i loved you not”
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t”
Gertrude - "Alas, he is mad"
“this is the very coinage of your brain”
Polonius - "The ecstacy of love" (The cause of Hamlets madness) Claudius - "his easily excitable mind"
Ophelia - "A great mind o'erthrown"

Revenge
Hamlet
“I am pigeon livered and lack gall”
“Am I a coward?”
“proud, revengeful, ambitious”
“the play’s the thing, wherein i’ll catch the conscience of the king” “A villain kills my father, and for that i his sole son do this same villain send to heaven” “thinking too precisely on the event”

“a thought which quartered hath but one part wisdom, And ever three parts coward” “O from this time forth, my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth” “O cursed spite, that ever i was born to set it right”

Laertes
“I’ll be revenged most thoroughly for my father”
“But my revenge will come”
“O treble woe, fall ten times treble on that cursed head” “the devil take thy soul”
“to cut his throat i’ th’ church”
“Exchange forgiveness with me noble Hamlet”
Fortinbras
“We go to gain a little patch of ground that hath in it no profit but the name” “delicate and tender prince”
“To all that fortune, death and danger dare, And for an egg shell” Pyrrhus and Priam
“Pyrrhus at Priam drives, in rage strikes wide.”
“and never did the Cyclop’s hammers fall,
On Mars’ armour forged for proof eterne,
With less remorse than Pyrrhus’s bleeding sword,
Now falls on Priam”
Filial Feelings
“Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.”
“That drop of blood that’s calm proclaims me bastard”
“I a noble father lost”

Women
Hamlet’s views
“Like Niobe, all tears”
“incestuous sheets”
“the funeral baked meats did coldly furnish the marriage tables” “Frailty, thy name is...
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