Macbeth Act 1 (Important Quotes)

Fair is foul, and foul is fair,Hover through the fog and filthy air. Three Witches (alone)p. 7Scene 1: Lines 12-13
O valiant cousin, worthy gentleman! Duncan p. 9Scene 2: Line 26
So foul and fair a day I have not seen. Macbethp. 17Scene 3: Line 39
…But ’tis strange.And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,The instruments of darkness tell us truths,Win us with honest trifles, to betray ‘sIn deepest consequence. — Banquop. 23Scene 3: Lines 134-138
[Aside] This supernatural solicitingCannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill,Why hath it given me earnest of successCommencing in a truth? I am Thane of Cawdor.If good, why do I yield to that suggestionWhose horrid image doth unfix my hairAnd make my seated heart knock at my ribsAgainst the use of nature?… Macbethp. 23Scene 3: Lines 143-150
[Aside] If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown meWithout my stir. Macbeth p. 25Scene 3: Lines 157-159
There’s no artTo find the mind’s construction in the face.He was a gentleman on whom I builtAn absolute trust. Duncanp. 27Scene 4: Lines 13-16
[Aside] The Prince of Cumberland! That is a stepOn which I must fall down or else o’erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires;Let not light see my black and deep desires. Macbethp. 29Scene 4: Lines 55-58
…Yet I do fear thy nature;It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindnessTo catch the nearest way. … Lady Macbeth (alone)p. 31Scene 5: Lines 16-18
…Come, you spiritsThat tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,And fill me from the crown to the toe top-fullOf direst cruelty. Make thick my blood.Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of natureShake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between Th’ effect and it. … Lady Macbethp. 33Scene 5: Lines 47-54
…Look like th’ innocentflower,But be the serpent under ‘t. … Lady Macbethp. 35Scene 5: Lines 76-78
This castle hath a pleasant seat. The airNimbly and sweetly recommends itselfUnto our gentle senses. Duncanp. 35Scene 6: Lines 1-3
If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere wellIt were done quickly. If th’ assassinationCould trammel up the consequence and catchWith his surcease success, that but this blowMight be the be-all and the end-all here… Macbethp.39Scene 7: Lines 1-5
…He’s here in double trust:First, as I am his kinsman and his subject,Strong both against the deed; then, as his host,Who should against his murderer shut the door,Not bear the knife myself. Besides, this DuncanHath borne his faculties so meek, hath beenSo clear in his great office, that his virtuesWill plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, againstThe deep damnation of his taking-off… Macbethp. 39Scene 7: Lines 12-20
We will proceed no further in this business.He hath honored me of late, and I have boughtGolden opinions from all sorts of people,Which would be worn now in their newest gloss,Not cast aside so soon. Macbethp. 41Scene 7: Lines 34-38
I am settled and bend upEach corporal agent to this terrible feat. Macbethp. 45Scene 7: Lines 92-93