Macbeth Quotes- Yates

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair: hover through the fog and filthy air”. by three witchesbeautiful is ugly, and ugly is beautiful. What you think is opposite of what is.
“So foul and fair a day I have not seen” Macbethremind you of opposites
“Like our strange garments, cleave not to their mold but with the aid of use.” Macbeth to himselfHe isn’t going to do anything, or worry; he’s just going to let it happen
“The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down, or else o’erleap (For in my way it lies) Macbeth to himselfBack to thinking he has to do something to become King. Will not become King by chance.
“What though art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Though wouldst be great.’ Lady Macbeth to herselfTalking about how she can manipulate Macbeth. Shows evil side.
“Your hand, your tongue: look like th’ innocent flower, but be the serpent under ‘t. He that’s coming.” Lady MacbethShe says that Macbeth’s face is too readable; he needs to look like he’s not going to kill someone.
“Only look up clear. To alter favor ever is to fear.” (leave all the rest to me) Lady MacethLooks like he’s not involved, and leave it up to her.
“If it were done when tis’ done, then ‘there well it were done quickly. If th’ assassination.” Macbeth to himselfGoing to go through with killing the king to get it over and done with.
“False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” Macbeth to Lady MacbethHave to hide by false face of what he knows is about to happen.
“I go, ,and it is done: the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven, or to hell.” Macbeth to himselfLiteral. Bell means his death, and Duncan will go to either Heaven or Hell.
(He could not miss ’em) “Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done ‘t.” Lady Macbeth to herselfIf Duncan hadn’t reminded her of her own father, she would’ve killed him herself.
“Methought I heard a voice cry “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep”” Macbeth to Lady MacbethNever going to be able to sleep again without worries.
“A little water clears us of this deed.” Lady Macbeth to MacbethWash hands and forget it all.
“Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!” Macbeth to himself or Lady Macbeth to DuncanRegrets what he’s done
“O, yet I do repent me of my fury, That I did kill them.” Macbeth to everyone in the hallMacbeth killed the guards. Just then when him and Lennox went in, did it so they couldn’t say anything about the murder. He says he was just so furious he lost control and killed them.
“And let us not be dainty of leave-taking, But shift away” Malcolm to DonaldbainSaying let’s not tell anyone. Let’s just go.
“Nought’s had all’s spent, where our desire is got without content: “Tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy” Lady Macbeth to herselfShe’s not happy, not satisfied, thought being queen would do all of that for her; but it has not, she has regret.
“You must leave this.” Macbeth to Lady MacbethHorrible thoughts.
“Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake thy glory locks at me.” Macbeth to ghostPretty literal, can’t blame me and don’t shake your bloody head at me.
“It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood.” Macbeth to Lady MacbethWhen you do something, their is always some form of revenge.
“It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood.” Macbeth to Lady MacbethHe has gone so far now their is no way to turn back in his miss deeds.
“Cool it with a babon’s blood, then the charm is firm and good.” Second witch talking to the other witchesTo set the spell they put baboons blood in the cauldron.
“By the pricking of my thumbs. Something wicked this way comes.” Second witch to other witchesShe can feel it in her thumb that something evil is coming. Way she introduces Macbeth.
“He has none: His fight was madness. When our actions do not, our fears do make us traitors.” Lady Macduff to RossShe thinks her husband has gone to England because she thinks her husband is afraid of Macbeth.
“He has children’s children. All my pretty one’s? Did you say all? O hell-kite! All?” Macduff to Ross and MalcolmAbout Macbeth: speaking about Macbeth. Has no children. He killed all of mine.
“The night is long that never finds the day.” Malcolm to Ross and MacduffThe night is going to turn into morning and they should start moving.
“Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.” Lady Macbeth is sleepwalkingHer hands smell like blood and there is not enough perfume to ever get rid of the scent.
“And that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have; but in their stead.” Macbeth to SeytonHe is saying that as you get older you expect to have honor, love, and friends and he has none of them.
“They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly.” Macbeth talking to himselfAnachronism referring to himself as tied to a stake and everything is coming afer him.
“Thou ast born of woman. But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, Brandished by man that’s of a woman born.” Macbeth to MacduffYou can’t harm me.
“If thou be’st slain and with no stroke of mine, my wife and children’s ghosts will haunt me still.” Macduff’s response to MacbethHe was taken from his mother.
“I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff; and damned be him that first cries “Hold, enough!” Macbeth to MacduffFight to the finish
“Had I as many sons as I have hairs, I would not wish them to a fairer death.” Siward to MalcolmProud of his son for dying while fighting.

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