Important Quotes: Romeo and Juliet

Chorus, Act 1 Prologue, lines 1-14(1.1-14) Two households, both alike in dignity, 2 In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, 3 From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, 4 Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. 5 From forth the fatal loins of these two foes 6 A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; 7 Whose misadventured piteous overthrows 8 Do with their death bury their parents’ strife. 9 The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love, 10 And the continuance of their parents’ rage, 11 Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove, 12 Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage; 13 The which if you with patient ears attend, 14 What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
Romeo, Act 1 Scene 5, lines 53-54(1.5.53-54) Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.
Romeo, Act 1 Scene 5, lines 93-96(1.5.93-96) If I profane with my unworthiest hand This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Juliet, Act 1 Scene 5, lines 138-141(1.5.138-141) My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy.
Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2, lines 35-38(2.2.35-38) O Romeo, Romeo! — wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name.Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.
Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2, lines 45-46(2.2.45-46) What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.
Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2, lines 198-199(2.2.198-199) Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrowThat I shall say good night till it be morrow.
Friar Laurence, Act 2 Scene 3, lines 70-71(2.3.70-71) Young men’s love, then, liesNot truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.
Friar Laurence, Act 2 Scene 3, lines 74-80(2.3.74-80) Thy old groans ring yet in my ancient ears; Lo, here upon thy cheek the stain doth sit Of an old tear that is not wash’d off yet: If e’er thou wast thyself and these woes thine, Thou and these woes were all for Rosaline: And art thou changed? Pronounce this sentence then, Women may fall, when there’s no strength in men.
Friar Laurence, Act 2 Scene 3, line 94(2.3.94) Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Juliet, Act 2 Scene 5, lines 55-56(2.5.55-56) Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low,As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.
Romeo, Act 2 Scene 6, lines 3-8(2.6.3-8) Amen, amen! But come what sorrow can,It cannot countervail the exchange of joyThat one short minute gives me in her sight.Do thou but close our hands with holy words,Then love-devouring death do what he dare.It is enough I may but call her mine.
Friar Laurence, Act 2 Scene 6, lines 9-15(2.6.9-15) These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite. Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
Mercutio, Act 3, Scene I, line 89(3.1.89) A plague a’both houses.
Juliet, Act 3 Scene 5, lines 206-211(3.5.206-211) Is there no pity sitting in the cloudsThat sees into the bottom of my grief?O sweet my mother, cast me not away!Delay this marriage for a month, a week.Or if you do not, make the bridal bedIn that dim monument where Tybalt lies.
Romeo, Act 5 Scene 3, lines 91-93(5.3.91-93) O my love, my wife!Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath,Hath had no power on thy beauty.
Friar Laurence, Act 5 Scene 3, lines 158-159(5.3.158-159) A greater power than we can contradictHath thwarted our intents.
Prince, Act 5 Scene 3, lines 314-315(5.3.314-315) For never was a story of more woeThan this of Juliet and her Romeo