| Quote #1
LORD CAPULET Welcome, gentlemen! I have seen the day
Juliet's father remembers the flirtations of his youth. Lord Capulet's musings about the good ol' days reminds us that youth and love are fleeting. This occurs just before Romeo and Juliet's first meeting, where they fall head over heels in love (at first sight). It seems like Lord Capulet's reminiscence is Shakespeare's way of preparing us for the short-lived (no pun intended) romance between Romeo and Juliet.
| Quote #2
Lord Capulet reminds everyone that time passes quickly, and that young lovers (like Romeo and Juliet) quickly become parents and grow old.
| Quote #3
Juliet does not want to associate her and Romeo's love with "the inconstant [changeable] moon" –she wants it to endure.