Macbeth important Quotes Act 3

Thou hast it now – King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the Weird Women promised, and I fear thou played’st most foully for ‘t. BanquohimselfMacbeth has gained all the promised prophecies and Banquo is suspicious of Macbeth and thinks he might have been responsible for Duncan’s murder
For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind;for them the gracious Duncan have I murdered, Macbethhimselfall that he has done (killing Duncan) has just benefitted Banquo and his family and brings his kids closer to gaining the crown
It is concluded. Banquo, thy soul’s flight, If it find heaven, must find it out tonight. MacbethBanquoMacbeth decides that he is going to kill Banquo and his son and hires murderers
Naught’s had, all’s spent,Where our desire is got without content.’Tis safer to be that which we destroyThan by destruction dwell in doubtful joy. Lady MacbethherselfShe has gained the crown like she wanted but she is still not happy and believes it would be easier as Duncan, who was killed, than living in guilt
Come on, gentle my lord,Sleek o’er your rugged looks. Be bright and jovialAmong your guests tonight. Lady MacbethMacbethshe is telling him to put on a smile even if it’s fake for the guests coming over
Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck,Till thou applaud the deed. MacbethLady Macbethhe hinted to Banquo’s murder but doesn’t want to tell her until after it is done
O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!Thou may ‘st revenge —O slave! BanquoFleanceWhile Banquo was being murdered, Fleance fled and Banquo told him to one day to get revenge for his death
There’s but one down. The son is fled. Murderother murderersthey killed Banquo but Fleance got away
Thou canst not say I did it. Never shakeThy gory locks at me. MacbethBanquo’s ghostat the banquet no one can see the ghost except for Macbeth and they all think he is crazy
Sit, worthy friends. My lord is often thusAnd hath been from his youth. Pray you, keep seat.The fit is momentary; upon a thoughtHe will again be well. Lady MacbetheveryoneLady Macbeth tries to convince everyone that he has been crazy his whole life
I pray you, speak not. He grows worse and worse.Question enrages him. At once, good night Lady Macbetheveryoneshe tells everyone to leave because Macbeth is acting crazy and she doesn’t want him to expose any secrets to them
I am in bloodStepped in so far that, should I wade no more,Returning were as tedious as go o’er. MacbethLady MacbethHe is saying he has killed so many people to be king and he is willing to kill more to say king
He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bearHis hopes ‘bove wisdom, grace, and fear.And you all know, securityIs mortals’ chiefest enemy. Hecatewitchesforeshadowing Macbeth’s downfall by using his want for confidence against him
Whom, you may say, if ‘t please you, Fleance killed,For Fleance fled. LennoxLordspeaking ironically and indirectly about the murder of Duncan and implying that Macbeth murdered him
How it did grieve Macbeth! Did he not straightIn pious rage the two delinquents tearThat were the slaves of drink and thralls of sleep?Was not that nobly done? Ay, and wisely too, LennoxLordsaying Macbeth killed the guards so they couldn’t tell anyone their innocents
And this reportHath so exasperated the king that hePrepares for some attempt of war. LordLennoxMacbeth heard that Malcolm is preparing to come back and try to steal the crown so he is preparing for war