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Macbeth Key Quotes

Learn, understand and analyse these key quotes from Macbeth

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Macbeth Key Quotes

  1. 1. Complete  the  quote  table  by   copying  the  single  word  or  phrase   that  you  can  memorise:
  2. 2. Fairis  foul,  and  foul  is  fair."  (Act  I,  Scene  I) Fair        Foul ”For  brave Macbeth  – well  he  deserves that  name”  (Act I  Scene  II) Brave   deserves “Why  do  you  start  and  seem  to  fear  things  that  do  sound  so  fair”  (Act  I  Sc III) ”Whose  horrid  image  doth  unfix  my  hair”  (Act  I  Scene  III) “Stars,  hide  your  fires!  Let  not  light  see  my  black  and  deep  desires.”  (Act  I  Scene  IV) Come,  you  spirits that  tend  on  mortal  thoughts.  Unsex  me  here,  and  fill  me  from  the   crown  to  the  toe,  top-­‐full  of  direst  cruelty’  (Act  I  Scene  V) “That  my  keen  knife  see  not  the  wound  it  makes,  Nor  heaven  peep  through  the  blanket   of  the  dark  to  cry  “hold, hold!”  (Act  I  Scene  IV) "Yet  do  I  fear  thy  nature;  It  is  too  full  o'  the  milk  of  human  kindness."  (Act  I,  Scene  V) "Look  like  the  innocent  flower,  but  be  the  serpent  under't."  (Act  I,  Scene  V) “Screw  your  courage  to  the  sticking-­‐place."  (Act  I,  Scene  VII) "I  have  no  spur  to  prick  the  sides  of  my  intent,  but  only  vaulting  ambition,  which   o'erleaps itself,  and  falls  on  the  other."  (Act  I,  Scene  VII) “He’s  here  in  double  trust”  (Act  I  Scene  VII) "Is  this  a  dagger  which  I  see  before  me,  The  handle  toward  my  hand?"  (Act  II  Scene  I) “Wither’dmurder,  strives  towards  his  design  moves  like  a  ghost”    (Act II  Scene  I)
  3. 3. "There's  daggers  in  men's  smiles."  (Act  II,  Scene  III) “My  hands  are  of  your  colour,  but  I  shame  to  wear  a  heart  so  white”  (Act  II  Scene  II) "Will  all  great  Neptune's  ocean  wash  this  blood  clean  from  my  hand?  No,  this  my  hand  will   rather  the  multitudinous  seas  incarnadine,  making  the  green  one  red"  (Act  II,  Scene  II) “Tobe  thus  is  nothing  but  to  be  safely  thus”.  Our  fears  in  Banquo  stick  deep”  (Act  III  Scene  I “  We  have  scotch’d the  snake not  killed  it.”  (Act  III  Scene  II) “Duncan  is  in  his  grave; after  life’s  fitful  fever,  he  sleeps  well”  (Act  III  Scene  II) “O, full  of  scorpions  is  my  mind  dearest  wife”  (Act  III  Scene  II) “blood  will  have  blood”  (Act  III  Scene  III) “Russian  bear…arm’d rhinoceros;  Take  any  shape  but  that.  hence  horrible  shadow”  (Act  IV   Scene  III) ""By  the  pricking  of  my  thumbs,  Something  wicked  this  way  comes."  (Act  IV,  Scene  I) “It  weeps,  it  bleeds; and  each  new  day  a  gash  is  added  to  her  wounds”    (Act  IV  Scene  III) "Out,  damned  spot!  out,  I  say!"  (Act  V,  Scene  I). "All  the  perfumes  of  Arabia  will  not  sweeten  this  little  hand."  (Act  V,  Scene  I) "Out,  out,  brief  candle!  Life's  but  a  walking  shadow,  a  poor  player  that  struts  and  frets  his  hour   upon  the  stage  and  then  is  heard  no  more:  it  is  a  tale  told  by  an  idiot,  full  of  sound  and  fury,   signifying  nothing."  (Act  V,  Scene  V)