Hamlet Quotes 2/3

who says “Brevity is the soul of wit”/what does it mean Polonius/brief and to the point
who says “your noble son is mad. ‘Mad’ call I it, for, to define true madness, what is ‘t but to be nothing else but mad?”/what does it mean Polonius/Polonius is just talking in circles around why Hamlets mad
who says “more matter with less art”/what does it mean Gertrude/Get straight to the point
who says “You are a fishmonger”/what does it mean hamlet/he is calling him a “pimp”
who says “though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t.”/what does it mean polonius/hamlet could be making sense with his madness
who says “Denmark’s a prison”/what does it mean hamlet/He can not do anything and he is stuck in Denmark and not able to back college
who say “Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. To me, it is a prison”/what does it mean Hamlet/there could be one life seen through 2 people making it 2 lives
who says “I am but mad north north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hand from a handsaw”/what does it mean hamlet/Giving them a hint he really isn’t mad
who says “Use every man after his desert and who shall ‘scape whipping”/what does it mean hamlet/”you get what you deserved” everyone is judged
who says “O, what a rouge and peasant slave I am.”/what does it mean hamlet/he has not gotten that much done in revenging his fathers death
Who says “To be or not to be – that is the question…”/what does it mean hamlet/should I live or not
who says “get thee to a nunnery…” /what does it mean hamlet/called ophelia a hoe
who says “if thou dost marry, I’ll give thee this plague for thy dowry….”/what does it mean hamlet/curses ophelia
who says “I have hear of your paintings too, well enough…”/what does it mean hamlet/Ophelia wears to much makeup
who says “it shall be so. Madness is great ones must not unwatched go.” /what does it mean Claudius/have to watch the queen with hamlet
who says “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” /what does it mean Gertrude/she says the player queen protested to much about not marrying
who says “O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven….” /what does it mean Claudius/he admits he did the murder
who says “now might I do it pat, now he is a-praying, and now i’ll do ‘t.” /what does it mean hamlet/he will kill claudius but h is praying which would make him go to heaven
who says “my words fly up my thoughts remain below; words without thoughts never to heaven go” /what does it mean claudius/he can’t ask for forgiveness because he is not willing to give up everything he has earned
who says “no, by the root, not so. You are the queen, your husband’s brothers wife, and would it not so you are my mother” /what does it mean hamlet/he wishes she was never his mother
who says “how no, a rat? Dead for a ducat, dead” /what does it mean hamlet / he thinks polonius is claudius behind the curtain
who says “A bloody deed – almost as bad, good mother, as kill a king and marry his brother.” hamlet/he is trying to see if she had anything to do with the death of his father
who says “thou wrenched, rash, intruding fool, farewell. I took thy for better.” /what does it mean hamlet/admiting he thought polonius was claudius and saying he thought polonius was a higher position
who says “O Hamlet, speak no more! thou turn’st my eye into my very soul, and there I see such blank and grained spots as will not leave their tinct.” /what does it mean Gertrude/she sees black and spots in her soul (something bad)
who says “nay, but to live in the rank sweat of enseamed bed, stewed in corruption, honeying and making love over the nasty sky” /what does it mean hamlet/describing sex (motif of rotten) her relationship with claudius=gross
who says “let it work, for ’tis the sport to have the engineer hoist with his own petard.” /what does it mean hamlet/whatever his friends have planned for him he is going to make sure it back fires on them and doesn’t go through
who says “this counselor is now most still, most secret, and most grave, who was in life a foolish prating knave.” /what does it mean hamlet/polonius while alive was foolish