Hamlet Quote Test

1.2 Hamlet to Claudius, emphasising his mistreatment by the latter and their close relationship a little more than kin, and less than kind
1.2 Hamlet describes that his grief extends beyond his clothing ’tis not alone my inky cloak
1.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet laments the fact Christian teaching prohibits suicide that the almighty had not fixed his canon against self-slaughter
1.2 Hamlet on the fact the wedding of Gertrude and Claudius occurred very shortly after his father’s death the funeral baked meats/ did cold furnish forth the marriage table
1.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet on his mother’s weakness in rapid remarriage frailty thy name is women
1.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet compares his father to his uncle unfavourable Hyperion to a satyr
1.4 Hamlet on the ability of all to be corrupted by evil thoughts the dram of eale/ doth all the noble substance of a doubt
1.4 Pathetic Fallacy when Hamlet goes to find the ghost it is very cold
1.5 Hamlet promises the ghost that he will act quickly with swift wings… may sweep my revenge
1.5 Hamlet pledges to sacrifice his love of learning for revenge ill wipe away all trivial fond records
1.5 Hamlet tells Marcellus he will pretend to be mad to put on an antic dispostition
2.2 Hamlet’s letter to Ophelia, quote about the sun doubt that the sun doth move
2.2 Hamlet calls Polonius a pimp you are a fishmonger
2.2 Hamlet on the restrictive nature of Denmark Denmark’s a prison
2.2 Hamlet on the transience of loyalty (from his father to Claudius) those that would make mouths at him… [pay] a hundred ducats apiece for a little picture of him
2.2 Hamlet on the strange nature of his family relations (using familial titles) uncle-father and aunt-mother
2.2 Hamlet on rarely being mad i am mad but north-north-west
2.2 Hamlet draws parreles between the ancient world and Polonius with reference to the sacrifice of one’s daughter O Jepthah… what a treasure thou hadst?
3.1 Hamlet to Ophelia about the nunnery “Get thee to a nunnery”
3.1 Hamlet tells Ophelia not to trust men we are arrant knaves- believe none of us
2.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet tries to mentally insight passion a dream in passion
2.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet criticises his own cowardise I am pigeon-liver’d
2.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet’s concluding statement about his plan the play’s the thing/ Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King
3.1 (soliloquy) Hamlet displays his complex emotions (opening line) to be or not to be
3.1 (soliloquy)Hamlet on the peace that comes with death by a sleep to say we end / the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks/ that flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation/ devoutly to be wished
3.1 (soliloquy) Hamlet’s reasoning behind not committing suicide, reflective of his wider demeanor conscience does make a coward of us all
3.2 Hamlet praises Horatio honesty Horatio, thou art e’en as just a man
3.2 Hamlet on the corrupting nature of passion give me a man who is not passion’s slave
3.2 Hamlet questions the reliability of the ghost if… it is a damned ghost that we have seen
3.2 Hamlet has lost a sense of time, Ophelia corrects him H: My father’s dead within two hours!O: Nay ’tis twice two months
3.2 Hamlet of women’s fickle love O: ‘Tis brief, my LordH: As woman’s love
3.2 Hamlet on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern playing him you would play upon me! you would seem to know my stops
3.2 Hamlet on how he will address Gertrude I will speak daggers but use none
3.3 Hamlet on Claudius’ sole damned and black as hell, whereto it goes
1.2 Claudius criticises Hamlet’s grief unmanly greif
1.2 Claudius orders Hamlet to remain at court we beseech you, bend you to remain
2.2 Claudius pledges his courts attention to Polonius’ unrequited love plan we will try
2.2 (an aside) Claudius on his conscience how smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience
2.2 Claudius on the danger of Hamlet’s madness madness in great ones must not unwatched go
3.3 Polonius on Gertrude being able to reign Hamlet in i warrant she’ll tax him home
3.3 (soliloquy/prayer) Claudius compairs his crime to Cain the primal eldest curse
3.3 (soliloquy/prayer) Claudius want absolution, yet his prayer is hollow as he will not return his ill-gotton power may one be [pardoned and retain th’ offense?
1.3 Polonius instructs Leartes on how to handle money neither a borrower nor a lender be
1.3 Polonius remarks, mockingly, that Ophelia is naive You speak life a green girl
2.2 Polonius announces that he has uncovered by Hamlet is mad i have found the very cause of Hamlet’s lunacy
2.2 Polonius gives intruction to Claudius, telling him to speak first to the ambassadors from Norway give first admittance to th’ambassadors
2.2 Gertrude pleads Polonius to get the point more matter with less art
2.2 Polonius shows he ascribes to the class system with a refernece to how he will treat the players i will use [the players] according to their desert
2.2 Hamlet mocks Polonius’ preference for simplistic pasttimes he’s for a jig, or a bawdy tale
1.1 Horatio consults the others about telling Hamlet of the ghost do you consent we shall acquaint him with it/ as needful is our loves, fitting with our duty
1.5 Horatio expressed concern fow Hamlet’s mental state after he has seen the ghost these are but wild and whirling words, my lord
2.2 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern pray that they will lucky in their pursuit of Hamlet heaven makes our presence and our practice/ pleasant
1.1 the Ghost is compared to a soldier with martial stalk
1.5 the Ghost conveys it suffering with the use of hell imagery confined to fast in fires
1.5 the Ghost orders Hamlet to punish his mother leave her to heaven
1.3 Laertes warns Ophelia that Hamlet’s affection might not be genuine Hamlet, and the trifling of his favour
1.3 Gertrude asks Hamlet to no longer be mournful cast thy nightly colour off
2.2 Gertrude on the rapidity of her second marriage o’hasty marriage
2.2 Gertrude’s thoughts about Polonius’ unrequited love theory it maybe, very likely
2.2 Gertrude on the temperament of the player queen the lady doth protest too much
1.3 Laertes on Ophelia being a virgin your chaste treasure
3.1 Ophelia laments the change in Hamlet’s temprement t’have seen what i have seen, see what i see!
4.4 The Soldier states Fortinbras’ desire to march through Denmark Fortinbras craves the conveyance of a promised march over his kingdom
2.2 Fortinbras has sworn allegiance to Old Norway makes vows before his uncle
4.6 Hamlet’s requests that Horatio comes to meet him in a letter Repel thou to me with as much speed as thou would fly at death
4.5 Ophelia has coherent thoughts despite her madness; a reflection on nature We know what we are but not what we may be
4.5 A sexual reference in Ophelia’s singing Before you tumbled me You to promised to wed
4.5 Ophelia’s sanity is fragile and is destroyed by the death of her father A young maid’s wits should be as mortal as a poor man’s life
4.5 Ophelia gives a flower to Claudius, a reflection of his personality There’s a rue for you
4.1 Gertrude’s eulogy for Polonius Unseeing good old man
3.4 Hamlet on Polonius being injured by the device that he intended to use to injure others Hoist with his own petard
4.1 Claudius requests that Gertrude translates Hamlet’s action You must translate; ’tis fit we understand them
4.1 Claudius states his own self-interest when he expresses fear for his safety in response to Polonius’ murder It had been so with us had we been there
4.1 Claudius extends the metaphor of disease But like the owner of a foul disease to keep it from divulging, let it feed even on the pith of life
4.1 Claudius expresses the need for carefully managed propaganda to cope with Hamlets madness The vile deed we must with all our majesty and skill both countenance and excuse
4.2 Hamlet tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that Claudius is using them 4.2 Hamlet tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that Claudius is using them
4.2 Claudius on how Hamlet’s exile must appear to be part of a well considered plan This sudden sending him away must seem deliberate pause
4.5 Claudius’ first address to a mad Ophelia How do you, pretty lady?
4.5 Claudius expressed regret over the management of Polonius’ funeral we have done but greenly In hugger-mugger to inter him
4.5 Claudius on the poplar support Laertes receives The rabble call him lord
4.5 Claudius on what a crime it is to kill a king There’s such divinity that doth hedge a king
4.5 Claudius on his right to share Laertes’ grief Laertes, I must commune with your grief, or you deny me right
4.7 Claudius vilifies Hamlet by stating his crimes he which hath your noble father slain pursued my life
4.7 Claudius on how Hamlet’s murder must be kept secret For his death no wind of blame shall breath
4.7 Claudius asks Laertes whether his mourning for his father is genuine are you… a face without a heart
4.7 Claudius’ ironic statement in which he lies about attempting to restraint Laertes How much I had to do to calm his rage
4.2 Hamlet on his Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s stupidity in trying failing to understand his meaning A knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear
4.3 Hamlet is very popular with the people He’s loved of the distracted multitudes
4.3 Hamlet’s crude comment about Polonius in death At supper… not where he eats but where ‘a is eaten
4.3 Hamlet on how they will be able to smell Polonius You shall nose him
4.4 Hamlet on the causes of war This th’impostume of much wealth and peace that inward break
4.4 (soliloquy) Hamlet tries to incite revenge at the end of the soliloquy My thought be bloody, or be nothing worth
4.4 (soliloquy) Hamlet on the hollow nature of man’s passion Bestial oblivion
4.1 Gertrude tells Claudius that Hamlet is mad Mad as the sea and wind when both contend/ which is the mightier.
4.4 Gertrude refuses to talk to Ophelia I will not speak with her
4.4 Gertrude defends Claudius to Laertes But not by him
4.7 Claudius describes the attention Gertrude gives to Hamlet The Queen his mother lives almost by his looks
4.7 (soliloquy) Gertrude highlights unrequited love as a cause of Ophelia’s death There is a willow grows
4.7 (soliloquy) Gertrude suggests Ophelia’s death is an accident Fell in the weeping brook
4.7 (soliloquy) Gertrude romanticises Ophelia’s death Mermaid-like
4.5 Laertes is rash and returns to Denmark with treasonous intent Young Laertes in riotous head
4.5 Laertes wants to avenge his father, and is not concerned with punishment in the afterlife I’ll dare damnation
4.7 Laertes is isolated and alone in Denmark I have a noble father lost, and a sister driven into desperate terms
4.7 Claudius praises Laertes’ skill with a sword Your rapier most especial
4.5 Ophelia has coherent thoughts despite her madness; a reflection on nature We know what we are but not what we may be
5.1 Hamlet abhors the Gravediggers treatment of the skulls How the knave jowls [the skull] to the ground
5.1 Hamlet comments on the Gravediggers manipulation of words How absolute the knave is!
5.1 Hamlet comments of Yorick’s skulls Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio
5.1 Hamlet realises that Ophelia is dead What, the fair Ophelia?
5.1 Hamlet reveals himself at Ophelia’s funeral This is I, Hamlet the Dane
5.1 Hamlet on his love for Ophelia (and how it exceeds Laertes’ love for her) I loved Ophelia- forty thousand brother’s could not with all the quantity of their love make up my sum
5.1 Laertes begs the priest to help the dead Ophelia Must there no more be done?
5.1 Laertes describes Ophelia’s death as a tragedy From her fair and unpolluted flesh may violets spring
5.1 Gertrude’s comment at Ophelia’s funeral I thought thy bride-bed to have deck’d, sweet maid, And not have strew’d thy grave
5.1 The Gravedigger comments on Ophelia suicide How can that be, unless she drowned herself in her own defence?
5.1 The Second Man on Ophelia’s high birth ensured her funeral occurred If this had not been a gentlewoman she should have been buried out o’Christian burial
5.1 Hamlet comments on The Gravedigger’s singing ‘A sings in gravemaking
5.1 The Gravedigger jokes that the English are mad There the men are as mad as he
5.2 Hamlet discusses the inevitability of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s death ‘Tis dangerous when the baser nature comes between… mighty opposites
5.2 Claudius throws a pearl in a cup to try to poison Hamlet In this cup a union shall he throw
5.2 Claudius announces that Hamlet will win the duel Our son shall win
5.2 Claudius tries to detract attention from a dying Gertrude She swoons to see them bleed
5.2 The weather according to Osric It is very hot
5.2 Hamlet on his waring nature and inability to relax Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting that would not let me sleep
5.2 Hamlet kills Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with a faked letter He should the bearers put to sudden death
5.2 Hamlet uses his father’s seal I had my father’s signet in my purse
5.2 Hamlet justifies the killing of Claudius as ridding the world of a great evil Is ‘t not to be damned to let this canker of our nature comein further evil?
5.2 Hamlet states that the duel is not serious I will gain nothing but my shame and the odd hit
5.2 Hamlet on the inevitability of death (sparrow quote) There is a special provenance in the fall of a sparrow
5.2 Hamlet begs Laertes forgiveness Give me your pardon
5.2 Hamlet makes reference to the foils These foils have all a length
5.2 Hamlet forces Claudius to drink poison Drink of this poison
5.2 Hamlet supports Fortinbras in death On Fortinbras: he has my dying voice
5.2 Hamlet, in his last line, is at peace The rest is silence
5.2 Fortinbras ‘organise’ Hamlet’s funeral Bear Hamlet like a soldier
5.2 Gertrude drinks the poison I will, my Lord. I pray you pardon me
5.2 Laertes on the ironic nature of his death As a woodcock to my own spring
5.2 Laertes exposes Claudius the King, the King’s to blame
5.2 Laertes, dying, asks Hamlet for forgiveness Exchange forgiveness with me noble Hamlet
5.2 Horatio’s statement as he tries to commit suicide I am more an antique Roman than a Dane