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Hamlet Quotes

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

Madness Quotes

HAMLETO, that this too too sullied flesh would melt,Thaw and resolve itself into a dew,Or that the Everlasting had not fixedHis canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God, God,How weary, stale, flat, an...

Revenge Quotes

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

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 fa...

Religion Quotes

QUEENLet not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet. I pray thee, stay with us. Go not to Wittenberg. (1.2.122-123)

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 Posse...

Gender Quotes

KING'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. 'Ti...

Family Quotes

HORATIONow, sir, young Fortinbras, Of unimprovèd 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 h...

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