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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Much Ado About Nothing.

Marriage Quotes

BENEDICK But I hope you have no intent to turn husband, have you? CLAUDIO I would scarce trust myself, though I had sworn the contrary, if Hero would be my wife. (1.1.193)

Lies and Deceit Quotes

DON PEDRO You embrace your charge too willingly. I think this is your daughter. LEONATO Her mother hath many times told me so. BENEDICK Were you in doubt, sir, that you ask'd her? (1.1.103)

Language and Communication Quotes

BEATRICE I pray you, is Signior Mountanto return'd from the wars or no? (1.1.35)

Love Quotes

LEONATO You will never run mad, niece. BEATRICE No, not till a hot January. (1.1.93)

Respect and Reputation Quotes

LEONATO I find here that Don Pedro hath bestowed much honor on a young Florentine called Claudio. (1.1.9)

Transformation Quotes

CLAUDIO O my lord, When you went onward on this ended action, I look'd upon her with a soldier's eye, That lik'd, but had a rougher task in hand Than to drive liking to the name of love; But now I...

Gender Quotes

BENEDICK Do you question me, as an honest man should do, for my simple true judgment? or would you have me speak after my custom, as being a professed tyrant to their sex? (1.1.166)

Pride Quotes

BENEDICK …It is certain I am loved of all ladies, only you excepted; and I would I could find in my heart that I had not a hard heart, for truly I love none. (1.1.124)

Maturity Quotes

MESSENGER Much deserv'd on his part, and equally rememb'red by Don Pedro. He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion. He hath indeed bett...
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