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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Love Quotes

THESEUSHippolyta, I woo'd thee with my sword,And won thy love doing thee injuries;But I will wed thee in another key,With pomp, with triumph, and with revelling. (1.1.2)

Art and Culture Quotes

THESEUSGo, Philostrate,Stir up the Athenian youth to merriments;Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth;Turn melancholy forth to funerals;The pale companion is not for our pomp. (1.1.2)

Transformation Quotes

THESEUSHippolyta, I woo'd thee with my sword,And won thy love doing thee injuries;But I will wed thee in another key,With pomp, with triumph, and with revelling. (1.1.2)

Gender Quotes

THESEUSO, methinks, how slowThis old moon wanes! she lingers my desires,Like to a step-dame or a dowagerLong withering out a young man revenue. (1.1.1)

Versions of Reality Quotes

HERMIA[Starting] Help me, Lysander, help me; do thy bestTo pluck this crawling serpent from my breast.Ay me, for pity! What a dream was here!Lysander, look how I do quake with fear.Methought a serp...

Foolishness and Folly Quotes

THESEUSTherefore, fair Hermia, question your desires,Know of your youth, examine well your blood,Whether, if you yield not to your father's choice,You can endure the livery of a nun,For aye to be s...

Man and the Natural World Quotes

TITANIAThese are the forgeries of jealousy;And never, since the middle summer's spring,Met we on hill, in dale, forest, or mead,By paved fountain, or by rushy brook,Or in the beached margent of the...

The Supernatural Quotes

PUCKHow now, spirit! whither wander you?FAIRYOver hill, over dale,Thorough bush, thorough brier,Over park, over pale,Thorough flood, thorough fire,I do wander every where,Swifter than the moon's sp...
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