Macbeth Quotes

“All our service,/in every point twice done and then done double” Lady Macbeth (Act 1, scene 6) Hyperbole
“If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well/It were done quickly” Macbeth (Act 1, scene 7) Euphemism
“Not so happy, yet much happier.” Act 1, scene 3, line 69 Paradox
“A little water clears us of this deed” Lady Macbeth (Act 2, scene 2). Understatement
“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/Clean from my hand? No. This my hand will rather/The multitudinous seas incarnadine,/Making the green one red” Macbeth (Act 2, scene 2) Hyperbole
“Approach the chamber, and destroy your sight / With a new Gorgon” Macduff (Act 2, scene 3) Allusion
“So foul and fair a day I have not seen.” Act 1, scene 3, line 39 Paradox
“Wake Duncan with thy knocking. I wouldst thou couldst” Macbeth (Act 2, scene 2) Euphemism
“This supernatural soliciting/Cannot be ill, cannot be good.” Act 1, scene 3, line 143-144 Paradox
“you shall put this night’s great business into my dispatch” Lady Macbeth (Act 1, scene 5) Euphemism
“‘Twas a rough night” Macbeth (Act 2, scene 3). Understatement
“Alarum’d by his sentinel, the wolf,/Whose howl’s his watch, thus with his stealthy pace./With Tarquin’s ravishing strides, towards his design./Moves like a ghost” Macbeth (Act 2, scene 1) Allusion
“Lesser than Macbeth and greater.” Act 1, scene 3, line 68 Paradox
“It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way” Lady Macbeth (Act 1, scene 5) Euphemism
“And nothing is but what is not.” Act 1, scene 3, line 155 Paradox