Hamlet Act 5 Quotes

“Is she to be buried in Christian burial that willfully seeks her own salvation?” GRAVEDIGGER about Ophelia
“But if the water come to him and drown him, he drowns not himself: argal, he that is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life.” GRAVEDIGGER
“He was the first that ever bore arms.” GRAVEDIGGER
“Has this fellow no feeling of his business, that he sings at grave-making?” HAMLET
“I think it be thine, indeed; for thou liest in’t.” HAMLET to Gravedigger
“Why, here in Denmark: I have been sexton here, manand boy, thirty years.” GRAVEDIGGER
“Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft.” HAMLET
!!!! “To what base uses we may return, Horatio!” HAMLET to Horatio
“Lay her i’ the earth: And from her fair and unpolluted flesh May violets spring! I tell thee, churlish priest, A ministering angel shall my sister be, When thou liest howling.” LAERTES about OPHELIA
“Hold off the earth awhile, Till I have caught her once more in mine arms” LAERTES
“What is he whose grief Bears such an emphasis? whose phrase of sorrow Conjures the wandering stars, and makes them stand Like wonder-wounded hearers? This is I, Hamlet the Dane.” HAMLET
“I loved you ever: but it is no matter; Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew and dog will have his day.” HAMLET to Laertes?
“Good Gertrude, set some watch over your son.” KING CLAUDIUS to Queen
“Our indiscretion sometimes serves us well, When our deep plots do pall: and that should teach us There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will” HAMLET to Horatio
“What is he that builds stronger than either themason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?” GRAVEDIGGER
“Has this fellow no feeling of his business, that hesings at grave-making?””‘Tis e’en so: the hand of little employment hath the daintier sense.” HAMLET about GRAVEDIGGER to Horatio
“Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness.” HORATIO about GRAVEDIGGER
“the age is grown so picked that the toe of thepeasant comes so near the heel of the courtier, hegalls his kibe.” HAMLET
“Her obsequies have been as far enlarged As we have warrantise: her death was doubtful; And, but that great command o’ersways the order, She should in ground unsanctified have lodged Till the last trumpet” DOCTOR about OPHELIA
!!! “The devil take thy soul!” LAERTES to Hamlet
!!!! “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends,Rough-hew them how we will” HAMLET to Horatio
“An earnest conjuration from the king, As England was his faithful tributary, As love between them like the palm might flourish, As peace should stiff her wheaten garland wear And stand a comma ‘tween their amities,And many such-like ‘As’es of great charge, That, on the view and knowing of these contents, Without debatement further, more or less, He should the bearers put to sudden death, Not shriving-time allow’d.” HAMLET
“Being thus be-netted round with villanies,– Ere I could make a prologue to my brains, They had begun the play–I sat me down, Devised a new commission, wrote it fair: I once did hold it, as our statists do, A baseness to write fair and labour’d much How to forget that learning, but, sir, now It did me yeoman’s service: wilt thou know The effect of what I wrote?” HAMLET
“‘Tis dangerous when the baser nature comes Between the pass and fell incensed points Of mighty opposites.” HAMLET
!!!! “I will receive it, sir, with all diligence ofspirit. Put your bonnet to his right use; ’tis for the head.” HAMLET to OSRIC
!!!! “Exceedingly, my lord; it is very sultry,–as ’twere,–I cannot tell how. But, my lord, his majesty bade me signify to you that he has laid a great wager on your head: sir, this is the matter” OSRIC to HAMLET
“His purse is empty already; all’s golden words are spent” HORATIO to Hamlet about Osric
“which carries them through and through the most fond and winnowed opinions; and do but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are out.” HAMLET
!!!!! “I shall win at the odds. But thou wouldst not think how ill all’s here about my heart: but it is no matter.” HAMLET to Horatio
!!!!! “Not a whit, we defy augury: there’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all” HAMLET to Horatio
“Was’t Hamlet wrong’d Laertes? Never Hamlet: If Hamlet from himself be ta’en away, And when he’s not himself does wrong Laertes, Then Hamlet does it not, Hamlet denies it. Who does it, then? His madness: if’t be so, Hamlet is of the faction that is wrong’d; His madness is poor Hamlet’s enemy.” HAMLET to LAERTES
!!!! “I’ll be your foil, Laertes: in mine ignorance Your skill shall, like a star i’ the darkest night, Stick fiery off indeed.” HAMLET to LAERTES
!!!! ” And yet ’tis almost ‘gainst my conscience.” LAERTES (aside)
!!!!! “Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osric; I am justly kill’d with mine own treachery.” LAERTES to Osric
“It is here, Hamlet: Hamlet, thou art slain; No medicine in the world can do thee good; In thee there is not half an hour of life; The treacherous instrument is in thy hand, Unbated and envenom’d: the foul practise Hath turn’d itself on me” LAERTES to HAMLET
“The point!–envenom’d too! Then, venom, to thy work.” HAMLET to Laertes
!!!! “O, I die, Horatio; The potent poison quite o’er-crows my spirit: I cannot live to hear the news from England;But I do prophesy the election lights On Fortinbras: he has my dying voice; So tell him, with the occurrents, more and less, Which have solicited. The rest is silence.” HAMLET to Horatio
!!!! “Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince:And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!” HORATIO about HAMLET