Hamlet Act 1 quotes

“Our sometime sister, now our Queen” Claudius in beginning speech
“A little more than kin, and less than kind.” Hamlet in aside while with Claudius
“Seems, madam! Nay, it is; I know not “seems” Hamlet to Gertrude
“O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew.” Hamlet in his soliloquy about suicide
“How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world.” Hamlet in his soliloquy about suicide
“Frailty, thy name is woman!” Hamlet in his soliloquy about suicide
“But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.” Hamlet in his soliloquy about suicide
“Thrift, thrift, Horatio! The funeral bak’d meatsDid coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.” Hamlet to horatio
“A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.” Horatio to Hamlet
“I’ll speak to it though Hell itself should gapeAnd bid me hold my peace” Hamlet to Horatio, bernardo and marcellus
“For Hamlet, and the trifling of his favours,Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood;A violet in the youth of primy nature,Forward, not permanent, sweet, not lasting,The perfume and suppliance of a minute —No more.” Laertes to Ophelia about Hamlet’s love
“Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven,Whiles, like a puff’d and reckless libertine,Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads.And recks not his own rede.” Ophelia to Laertes
“Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar” Polonius to Laertes
“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.” Polonius to Laertes
“Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy;For the apparel oft proclaims the man.” Polonius to Laertes
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be:For loan oft loses both itself and friend.” Polonius to Laertes
“This above all — to thine own self be true;And it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man” Polonius to Laertes
“But to my mind, — though I am native hereAnd to the manner born, — it is a customMore honour’d in the breach than the observance.” Hamlet to Horatio before ghost
“Why, what should be the fear?I do not set my life at a pin’s fee,And for my soul, what can it do to that,Being a thing immortal as itself?” Hamlet to Horatio when ghost appears
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” Marcellus to Horatio
“My hour is almost comeWhen I to sulphrous and tormenting flamesMust render up myself.” ghost to Hamlet
“The serpent that did sting thy father’s lifeNow wears his crown.” ghost to Hamlet
“Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin.” ghost to Hamlet
“O horrible, O horrible, most horrible” ghost to Hamlet
“And each particular hair to stand on end,Like quills upon the fretful porpentine” ghost to Hamlet
“O most pernicious woman!O, villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!My tables, — meet it is I set it down,That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain” hamlet to himself after ghost leaves
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet to Horatio
“How strange or odd soe’er I bear myself —As I perchance hereafter shall think meetTo put an antic disposition on” Hamlet to Marcellus and Horatio
“The time is out of joint; O cursed spite,That ever I was born to set it right!” Hamlet to Marcellus and Horatio