Macbeth Act 3 + 4 Quotes

“Thou hast it now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou play’dst most foully for ‘t Yet it was said . . . that myself should be the root and father Of many kings” Banquo
“Our fears in Banquo stick deep and in his royal nature reigns that which would be feared. . . he hath a wisdom that doth guide his valor to act in safety. There is none but he whose being I do fear. . . “ Macbeth
“For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind;For them the gracious Duncan have I murdered. . .” Macbeth
“For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind; For them the gracious Duncan have I murdered. . .” Macbeth commenting about Banquo
“…Know that it was he (Banquo) in times past, which held you so under fortune, which you thought had been our innocent self” Macbeth inciting the murderers he has hired to kill Banquo
“. . . though I could with barefaced power sweep him from my sight. . . yet I must not, for certain friends that are both his and mine, whose loves I may not drop. . .” Macbeth
“Nought’s had, all’s spent, Where ur desire is got without content: ‘Tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy” Lady Macbeth
“O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!” Macbeth
“What’s to be done?” Lady Macbeth to Macbeth
“Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck” Macbeth to Lady Macbeth
“safe in ditch he bides, with twenty trenched gashes on his head…” MurdererHe holds a royal banquet where he is visited by an uninvited guest, Banquo’s ghost. Before the arrival of this apparition, Macbeth speaks to one of the murderers who tells him
“Here had we now our counry’s honor roofed, Were the graced person of our Banquo present— Who may I rather challenge for unkindness Than pity for mischance!” Macbeth Greeting his guests and making this toast
“Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake Thy gory locks at me.” Macbeth shouting at the vision of Banquo which only he can see
“Sit, worthy friends. My lord is often thus, And hath been from his youth. Pray you, keep seat. The fit is momentary; upon a thought He will again be well.” Lady Macbeth addresses the bewildered guests
“O proper stuff! This is the very painting of your fear. This is the air-drawn dagger which, you said Led you to Duncan… Why do you make such faces? When all’s done You look but on a stool.” Lady Macbeth taking Macbeth aside and scolding him
“How say’st thou that Macduff denies his person/At our great bidding”Then he tells her: “There’s not a one of them but in house I keep a servant fee’d” Macbeth talks to Lady MacbethAfter the dismissed the guests
“I am in blood Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er. Strange things I have in head that will to hand, which must be acted ere they may be scanned.” Macbeth to Lady Macbeth
“The son of Duncan.. Lives in the English court and is received of the most pious Edward with such grace… thither Macduff is gone to pray the holy king, upon his aid to wake Northumberland and warlike Siward; That by the help of these, with him above… we may again Give meat to our tables, sleep to our nights, free from our feast and banquets bloody knives…” An unnamed Lord reporting to Lennox
“By the pricking of my thumbs.Something wicked this way comes..” Witches
“Beware Macduff!Beware the Thane of Fife.” First apparition, the armed head
“Be bloody, bold and resolute! Laugh to scornThe pow’r of man, for none of woman bornShall harm Macbeth.” Second apparition, a bloody baby/child
“Macbeth shall never vanquished be untilGreat Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane HillShall come against him.” The Third Apparition, a child crowned with a tree in his hand
“‘show of eight kings and Banquo… with a glass in his hand.” Narration/stage directions, it is the Last vision the witches send Macbeth
“Seize upon Fife; give to the’ edge o’ th’ swordHis wife, his babes, and all unfortunate soulsThat trace him in his line.” Macbeth
“one that swearsand lies.” Lady Macduff to her son
“He hath not touched you yet. I am young; but somethingYou may deserve of him through me.” Malcolm to Macduff
“Why in that rawness left you wife and child,Those precious motives, those strong knots of love,Without leave-taking?” Malcolm to Macduff
“black MacbethWill seem as pure as now, and the poor stateEsteem him as a lamb, being comparedWith my confineless harms.” Malcolm to Macduff
“Not in the legionsOf horrid hell can come a devil more damnedIn evils to top Macbeth.” Macduff to Malcolm
“..there’s no bottom, noneIn my voluptuousness…”Macduff reacts by saying “We have willing dames enough.” Malcolm to Macduff
“We will have dames enough” Macduff replying to Malcolm
Has a “staunchless avarice” that he would need to “cut the nobles for their lands” Malcolm
“Scotland hath foisons to fill up your will” Macduff
“Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell,Uproar the universal peace, confoundAll unity on earth.” Malcolm
“Fit to govern!No, not to live. O nation miserable!…Fare thee well!These evils thou repeat’st upon thyselfHath banished me from Scotland!” Macduff
“Devilish MacbethBy many of these trains hat sought to win meInto his power; and modest wisdom plucks meFrom over-credulous haste..I put myself to thy direction, andUnspeak my own detraction…What I am truly,Is thine and my poor country’s to command…” Malcolm
“..before thy here-approachOld Siward, with ten thousand warlike men,Already at a point, was setting forth.Now we’ll together…” Malcolm to Macduff
“there ran a rumorOf many worthy fellows that were out…Now is the time of help. Your eye in ScotlandWould create soldiers, make our women fightTo doff their dire distresses.” Ross when asked about the situation in Scotland
“Your castle is surprised; you wife and babesSavagely slaughtered.” Ross to Macduff
“Dispute it like a man.” Malcolm in reaction to the murder of Macduff’s family
“I shall do so; But I must also feel it as a man.” Macduff in response to Malcolm
“..front to frontBring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself;Within my sword’s length set him. If he ‘scape,Heaven forgive him too!” Macduff at the end of the act

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