Macbeth Quote Meanings

“The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down…” -MacbethHe sees the new prince as an obstacle he now needs to go through.
” Hie thee hither, that I may pour my spirits in thy ear…” -Lady MacbethShe wants Macbeth to come home so she can convince him to go through with killing the king.
“There’s a husbandry in heaven…” It’s a dark night
“Is this a dagger I see before me…” Macbeth interprets the dagger to mean continue with the plan.
” Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers.” Lady Macbeth says this because she is going to take the daggers and place them on the pillow herself to finish the plan because Macbeth is too coward to do it.
“I am not treacherous, but MacBeth is.” Macduff is saying that he is loyal and that Macbeth is the traitor.
” Boundless intemperance in nature is tyranny…” Macduff is saying lustfulness has brought down many kings.
“Fit not to govern! No, not to live.” If you are as bad as you say you are you are not fit to be king and you aren’t even fit to be alive.
“…the queen that bore thee…” Malcolm’s mother prayed more than she did everything else and was ready to die any day of her life.
“…our separated fortune shall keep us both safer.” Malcolm and Donalbain are safer apart.
“… Naught’t had, all spent, where our desire is got without content.” Lady Macbeth is saying that they got what they wanted but they are not happy.
“There the grown serpent lies…” The grown serpent is Banquo. Fleance is not a threat now but he could grow up to be.
“My strange and self-abuse…” Macbeth is saying that the vision he had is just a reaction to what he did. He closes by saying that he will become more evil.
“He wants the natural touch…” Lady Macduff says its not natural for a father to leave his family
“Foul whisperings are abroad…” The doctor is talking about how people are spreading rumours about Macbeth being responsible for the murders.
“Fair is foul and foul is fair…” -the witchesGood is bad, bad is good. Right is wrong, wrong is right.