Hamlet Quotes

sit down awhile, And let us once again assail you ears, That are so fortified against our story, What we two nights have seen Bernardo to Horatiotelling Horatio about the ghost that has been showing up
Thrift, thrift, Horatio. the funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables. Hamlet to Horatiothe funeral and marriage were so close together, hamlet was saying they could have used the food from the funeral at the wedding
Be thou a spirit of health, or goblin damned, Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell, be thy intents wicked or charitable, Thou com’st in such a questionable shape that i will speak to thee. Hamlet talking to the ghostHamlet is asking the ghost if it is a good ghost or bad.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Marcellus talking to Horatiosaying something bad is happening in the country
I doubt it is no other but the main: his fathers death and our o’erhasty marriage Gertrude to ClaudiusGertrude thinks hamlet goes crazy because of his fathers death and his mother marrying so shortly after
therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, i will be brief, your noble son is mad. Polonius to ClaudiusIn reference to hamlet and how polonius thinks hes gone mad
And my young mistress thus i did bespeak: “Lord Hamlet is a prince out of thy star. This must not be.” Polonius to the King and Queenwhen polonius found out about the affair between Ophelia and hamlet he put an end to it because hamlet is out of Ophelia’s league due to his ranking
Excellent well, y’are a fishmonger Hamlet to PoloniusHamlet calling polonius a pimp, taunting him.
in the secret part of fortune? oh must true, she is a strumpet. what news? Hamlet to Rosencrantz ad GuildensternTalking about fortune but hamlet has personified it as a “slutty girl”
look where he has not turned his colour, and tears in’s eyes. Prithee no more Polonius to hamletin reference to the actor about the speech he just made.
The play’s the thing Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king Hamlet Soliloquy Saying he is going to reenact his uncle killing his father and see if his uncle reacts to it.
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 and by opposing end them. hamlet Soliloquyhe thinks hes alone but everyone heart it, talking about whether or not to kill himself. he doesn’t because he doesn’t know what waits for him in after life.
get thee to a nunnery- why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners Hamlet to Ophelia hes calling her a who*e because she broke up with him.
The lady doth protest too much methinks Gertrude to Hamletin reaction to the player queen, she is disagreeing with the player queen’s argument in the play
‘sblood do you think i am easier to be played on than a pipe? call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me Hamlet to Guildenstern and RosencrantzHamlet is asking them if they think they can trick him when hes way smarter than them. Calling them out using a metaphor about playing a recorder.
Heart, lose not thy nature; let not ever the soul of Nero enter this firm bosom. Let me be cruel, not unnatural; i will speak daggers to her but use none Hamlettalking about how meeting with his mother. He’s going to call her out and let her know how he feels but not physically harm her
oh my offence is rank, it smells to heaven; it hath the primal eldest curse upon’t, a brother murder. pray i can not, Though inclination be as sharp as will. Caludiustalking about how cruel his crime was by killing his brother. Showing remorse but knows hes still going to hell for it.
now might i do it pat, now a is a praying, and now ill do’t- and so goes to heaven, and so am i revenged. that would be scanned. a villain kills my father, and for that, i his sole sone do this same villain send to heaven hamlet talking about Claudius saying he could kill Claudius right then for his father revenge, but he wont because he’d go to heaven because he was praying/ repenting for what hes done
thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell. i took thee for thy better Hamletto the body of Polonius, Hamlet says he got what he deserved for meddling in his life when he had nothing to do with his problems.
I must be cruel to be kind; thus bad begins and worse remains behind Hamlet to GertrudeHamlet is saying to his mother he’s being mean to her right now to help her in the long run.