Hamlet Act 3 Quotes

But with a crafty madness, keeps aloof when we would bring him on to some confession of his true state. Guildenstern, to the king they were unable to determine if Hamlet was mad (scene 1)
Did he receive you well? Queen Gertrude, Asking G and R if Hamlet was happy to see them (scene 1)
Did you assay him to any pastime? Queen Gertrude, Asking G and R if they tried to make Hamlet happy (scene 1)
Madam, it so fell out that certain players we o’erraught on the way. Of these we told him, and there did seem in him a kind of joy to hear of it. Rosencrantz, telling Gertrude that Hamlet was excited to see the players (scene 1)
‘Tis most true. And he beseeched me to entreat your majesties To hear and see the matter. Polonius, telling Claudius and Gertrude that Hamlet wants them to see the play (scene 1)
With all my heart, and it doth much content me to hear him so inclined. Claudius, telling Polonius he is happy to see the play (scene 1)
Sweet Gertrude, leave us two, For we have closely sent for Hamlet hither, that he, as ’twere by accident, may here affront Ophelia. Claudius, telling Gertrude that Polonius and him have a plan. (scene 1)
And gather by him, as he is behaved, If’t be th’affliction of his love or no that thus he suffers for. Claudius, telling Gertrude that they are going to figure out whether or not Hamlet is afflicted by love (scene 1)
I shall obey you. And for your part, Ophelia, I do wish that your good beauties be the happy cause Of Hamlet’s wildness. So shall I hope your virtues will bring him to his wonted way again, To both your honors. Gertrude. Telling Claudius that she will go along with his plan (scene 1)
Ophelia, walk you here – Gracious, so please you, We will bestow ourselves. Polonius, talking to Ophelia telling her to come forward and help them with the plan (scene 1)
Read on this book, That show of such an exercise may color your loneliness. We are oft to blame in this-’tis too much proved-that with devotion’s visage and pious action we do sugar o’er the devil himself. Polonius, Talking to Ophelia (scene 1)
Oh ’tis too true! How smart a lash that speech doth give me conscience. The Harlot’s cheek, beautied with past’ring art, is not more ugly to the thing that helps it than is my deed to my most painted word. Oh heavy burden! Claudius in an aside, talking about how what is occurring is making him feel uneasy and distressed, compares his actions to a prostitute that wears a lot of make-up (scene 1)
To be or not to be-that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles. Hamlet soliloquy, Questioning whether its better to act or not act (scene 1)
To die, to sleep-no more-and by a sleep to say we end the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep, to sleep, perchance to dream-ay, there’s the rub, For in that sleep of death what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil must give us pause. Hamlet soliloquy, Comparing sleep to death, stating that everyone subconsiously wishes to die like they wish to sleep because then they can be at sleep and dream (scene 1)
Who would bear the whips and scorns of time, th oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely, the pas of despised love, the law’s delay, the insolence of office, and the spurns that patient merit of th’unworthy takes. Hamlet Soliloquy, Talking about all the hardships he has to bear (Scene 1)
To grunt and sweat under a weaty life, But that the dread of something after death, the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveler returns, puzzles the will Hamlet Soliloquy, because we don’t know whats going to happen after death we don’t kill ourselves (scene 1)
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all. The native hue of resolution is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought, and enterprises of great pitch and movement, with this regard, their currents turn awry, and lose the name of action. Hamlet Soliloquy, The determination to that one’s own life is destroyed by thought (scene 1)
I have remembrances of yours that I have longed long to redeliver. I pray you, now receive them. Ophelia, telling hamlet that she has the gifts he gave her to give back (scene 1)
The power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd that the force of honesty can translate beauty into his likeness. This was sometimes a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. I did love you once. Hamlet, telling Ophelia that sometimes beauty can turn a good girl into a prostitute. (scene 1)
You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not. Hamlet, telling Ophelia that he never loved her and that he was only using her (scene 1)
Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? Hamlet, talking to Ophelia, either telling her to go to a nunnery cuz she has sinned so much or go to a nunnery which can also me a prostitute house (scene 1)
I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offenses at my beck than I have thought to put them in. Hamlet, telling Ophelia that hes got a lot of sins (scene 1)
Where’s your father? Hamlet, telling Ophelia after yelling at her to tell him where her father is. (scene 1)
Let the doors be shut upon him that he may play the fool nowhere but in’s own house Hamlet, telling Ophelia that her dad is a fool (scene 1)
I have heard of your paintings well enough. God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another. Hamlet, telling Ophelia that her make up makes her look like a different person.
I say we will have no more marriage. Hamlet, telling Ophelia that they will never marry.
Now see that noble and most sovereign reason like sweet bells jangled out of time and harsh, that unmatched form and stature of blown youth blasted with ecstasy. Ophelia to herself, comparing hamlet to an instrument out of tune.
There’s something in his soul o’er which his melancholy sits on brood, and I do doubt the hatch and the disclose will be some danger; Claudius to Polonius, telling him that love isn’t the reason for hamlets affliction but something else is affecting him. (scene 1)
He shall speed to England for the demand of our neglected tribute. King to polonius, telling him that he plans to send Hamlet to England. (scene 1)
My lord, do as you please, but if you hold it fit, after the play let his queen-mother all alone entreat him to show his grief. Polonius to Claudius, telling him to have Hamlet’s mother talk to him after the play and try to get some info out of him. (scene 1)
It shall be so. Madness in great ones must not unwatched go. Claudius to Polonius, telling him that they need to keep an eye on the people that are in power and seem crazy. (scene 1)
A man that Fortune’s buffets and rewards hast ta’em with equal thanks; and blest are those whose blood and judgement are so well commeddled that they are not a pipe for Fortune;s finger to sound what stop she please. Hamlet to Horatio, saying that He wants someone who can’t be manipulated like every one else has been. (scene 2)
There is a play tonight before the king, one scene of it comes near the circumstance which I have told thee of my father’s death.I prithee, when thou seest that act afoot, even with the very comment of thy soul observe my uncle. Hamlet to Horatio, asking him to help with his plan. (scene 2)
Excellent, i’faith, of the chameleon’s dish; I eat the air, promise-crammed. You cannot feed capons so. Hamlet to Claudius (scene 2)
Faith, I must leave thee, love, and shortly too; My operant powers their functions leave to do, and thou shalt live in this fair world behind, honored, beloved; and haply one as kind for husband shalt thou- Player king to player queen, telling her to leave him.
Oh confound the rest! Such love must needs be treason in my breast. In second husband let me be accurst! None wed the second but who killed the first Player Queen to player king, Saying that she will always love him and never marry another (shade toward Gertrude)
A second time I kill my husband dead when second husband kisses me in bed. Player Queen to Player King, being adamant about never marrying another.
I do believe you think what now you speak, but what we do determine oft we break. Player king to player queen, stating that when time goes by you might marry again and change your opinion.
Where joy most revels, grief doth most lament, grief joys, joy grieves, on slender accident. This world is not for aye nor ’tis not strange Player king to Player queen, saying that sometimes great joy comes out of grief.
Even our loves should with our fortunes change; for ’tis a question left us yet to prove whether love lead fortune or else fortune love. Player king to player queen, saying that as life changes so can ones loves and fortunes.
Sleep rock thy brain, and never come mischance between us twain Player Queen to player king, telling him to never let anything come between us.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Gertrude to hamlet, shes saying that the player queen denies too much.
Marry, how? tropically, this play is the image of a murder done in Vienna. Gonzago is the Duke’s name, his wife, Baptista. You shall see anon. ’tis a knavish piece of work, but what of that? Your majesty and we that have free souls, it touches us not. Let the galled jade winch our withers are unwrung. Hamlet to Claudius, saying that the play shouldn’t bother him because we all have a clear conscious.
Lights, lights, lights! Polonius to everyone, telling them to turn on the lights after Claudius freaked out over the play.
Why let the strucken deer go weep, the hart ungalled play; For some must watch, while some must sleep, thus runs world away Hamlet to Horatio, Telling him to let claudius go away and die.
O good Horatio, I’ll take the ghost’s word for a thousand pound. didst perceive? Hamlet to Horatio, Hamlet now believes the ghost.
Oh the recorders. Let me see one. To withdraw with you, why do you go about to recover the wind of me, as if you would drive me into a toil? Hamlet to R and G, telling them that they are trying to play him like a recorder.
I like him not, nor stand it safe with us to let his madness range. Therefore prepare you. I your commission will forthwith dispatch, and he to England shall along with you. The terms of our estate may not endure Hazard so near’s a doth hourly grow out of his brow. Claudius to R and G, saying that he suspects hamlet and he suspects that he isn’t actually crazy.
For we will fetters put about this fear which now goes too free-footed. Claudius to R and G, need to restrain fear (hamlet)
I’ll convey myself to hear the process; I’ll warrant she’ll tax him home. And, as you said, and wisely was it said, ’tis meet that some more audience than a mother, since nature makes them partial, should o’erhear the speech of vantage Polonius to Claudius, justifying his spying because mothers are biased to their children.
Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will; my stronger guilt defeats my strong intent. Claudius to himself, he wants to pay and repent, but his guilt holds him back.
What if this cursed hand were thicker than itself with brother’s blood? is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens to wash it white as snow? Claudius to himself, asking why he cannot be forgiven.
That cannot be since U am still possessed of those effects for which I did the murder-my crown, mine own ambition, and my Queen. Claudius to himself, stating that he can’t be forgiven because he still holds the crown and the queen.
Bow, stubborn knees, and heart with strings of steel, Be soft as sinews of the new-born babe. Claudius to himself, telling himself to get on his knees and pray.
A villain kills my father and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send to heaven. Hamlet to himself, I cant kill Claudius now because he is praying and will go to heaven.
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go. Claudius to himself, Saying that even if I try to pray, all my words don’t mean anything
Tell him his pranks have been too broad to bear with and that your grace hath screened and stood between much hear and him. Polonius to Gertrude, telling her what to tell Hamlet in order to get him to confess
Hamlet thou hast they father much offended Gertrude to Hamlet, Hamlet you have greatly offended your father.
Mother, you have my father much offended Hamlet to Gertrude
You are the Queen, your husband’s brother’s wife, and, would it were not so, you are my mother Hamlet to Gertrude
How now, a rat? Hamlet after hearing Polonius behind the curtain
What act that roars so loud, and thunders in the index? Gertrude to Hamlet, What evil act have I done!
O Hamlet, speak no more. Thou turn’st my very eyes into my soul. And there I see such black and grained spots as will leave there their tinct. Gertrude to Hamlet, She has realized what she has done.
Those words like daggers enter in my ears; No more, sweet Hamlet. Gertrude to Hamlet
Do you not come your tardy son to chide, that, lapsed in time and passion, lets go by th’important acting of your dread command? Hamlet to Ghost, Are you here to scold me cuz I haven’t acted yet?
Alas, how is’t with you, that you do bend your eye on vacancy Gertrude to Hamlet, asking what he is seeing cuz she can’t see the ghost.
This is the very coinage of your brain. This bodiless creation ecstasy is very cunning in Gertrude to Hamlet, telling him he is seeing things because his brain is over working.
O Hamlet, Thou hast cleft my heart in twain. Gertrude to Hamlet, you have broken my heart in two
Refrain tonight, and that shall lend a kind of easiness to the next abstinence, the next more easy; Hamlet to Gertrude, stay away from Claudius and it’ll get easier and better to not be drawn to Claudius
Be thou assured, if word be made of breath, and breath of life, I have no life to breathe what thou hast said to me Gertrude to Hamlet, Telling him that she will only use general terms when talking to Claudius and explaining the confrontation she just had with Hamlet

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