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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Hamlet.

Madness Quotes

O, that this too too solid flesh would meltThaw and resolve itself into a dew!Or that the Everlasting had not fix'dHis canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God! God!How weary, stale, flat and unprofit...

Revenge Quotes

HORATIONow, sir, young Fortinbras,Of unimproved mettle hot and full,Hath in the skirts of Norway here and thereShark'd up a list of lawless resolutes,For food and diet, to some enterpriseThat hath...

Mortality Quotes

KING CLAUDIUSThough yet of Hamlet our dear brother's deathThe memory be green, and that it us befittedTo bear our hearts in grief and our whole kingdomTo be contracted in one brow of woe,Yet so far...

Religion Quotes

Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet: I pray thee, stay with us; go not to Wittenberg. (1.2.118-119)

Art and Culture Quotes

QUEEN GERTRUDE Why seems it so particular with thee? HAMLET Seems, madam! nay it is; I know not 'seems.' 'Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy...

Lies and Deceit Quotes

QUEEN GERTRUDE Why seems it so particular with thee? HAMLET Seems, madam! nay it is; I know not 'seems.' 'Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy...

Sex Quotes

[…] O God! God! How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable, Seem to me all the uses of this world! Fie on't! ah fie! 'tis an unweeded garden, That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature...

Gender Quotes

'Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet,To give these mourning duties to your father:[…] but to perseverIn obstinate condolement is a courseOf impious stubbornness; 'tis unmanly grief;I...

Family Quotes

Now, sir, young Fortinbras, Of unimproved mettle hot and full, Hath in the skirts of Norway here and there Shark'd up a list of lawless resolutes, For food and diet, to some enterprise That hath a...
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