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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Romeo and Juliet.

Love Quotes

BENVOLIO […] What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?ROMEO Not having that, which, having, makes them short.BENVOLIO In love?ROMEO Out—BENVOLIO Of love?ROMEO Out of her favour, where I am in love....

Hate Quotes

Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.From forth the fatal loins of these...

Sex Quotes

SAMPSON True; and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall: therefore I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall. GREGORY The quarrel...

Art and Culture Quotes

BENVOLIO Why, Romeo, art thou mad? ROMEO Not mad, but bound more than a mad-man is; Shut up in prison, kept without my food, Whipp'd and tormented and--God-den, good fellow. (1.2.3)

Youth Quotes

LORD CAPULET What noise is this? Give me my long sword, ho!LADY CAPULET [holding her husband back] A crutch, a crutch! why call you for a sword?LORD CAPULET My sword, I say! Old Montague is come,An...

Transience Quotes

LORD CAPULET Welcome, gentlemen! I have seen the day That I have worn a visor and could tell A whispering tale in a fair lady's ear, Such as would please: 'tis gone, 'tis gone, 'tis gone (1.5.1)

Mortality Quotes

The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love […] Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage" (Prologue)

Gender Quotes

SAMPSONTrue; and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall: therefore I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall.GREGORY The quarrel is...

Fate and Free Will Quotes

Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of th...

Marriage Quotes

CAPULET […]My child is yet a stranger in the world;She hath not seen the change of fourteen years,Let two more summers wither in their pride,Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.PARIS Younger...

Family Quotes

Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. (Prologue)

Foolishness and Folly Quotes

ABRAHAM Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?SAMPSON I do bite my thumb, sir.ABRAHAM Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?SAMPSON [Aside to GREGORY] Is the law of our side, if I say ay?GREGORY No.SAMPSON...

Exile Quotes

LADY CAPULET I beg for justice, which thou, prince, must give; Romeo slew Tybalt, Romeo must not live. PRINCE Romeo slew him, he slew Mercutio; Who now the price of his dear blood doth owe? MONTAG...
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