Midsummer Night Dream Quotes

1. “And then the moon like to a silver bow New bent in the heaven” -[Line 10] Hippolyta says this because she thinks the night will go by fast before the wedding
2. “I wooed thee with my sword” [Line 16] Theseus says this because him and Hippolyta fell in love in war.
3. “I may dispose of her Which shall be either to this gentleman or to her death” Egeus says this because he believes he can run hermia’s life
4. “To you your father should be as a god”- Theseus says this because Hermia should fear her father
5. “To whom you are but as a form in wax Theseus says this about hermia bc she can be manipulated like wax
6. “I would my father looked but with my eyes Hermia says this wanting her father to see things through her eyes
7. “But eathlier happy is the rose distilled” Theseus says this when hes comparing sexuality to a rose
8. “And won her soul; and she sweet lady, dotes, devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry upon this spotted and inconsistent man” Lysander says this about Demetrius
9. “The course of love never did run smooth” Lysander says this about love
10. “Take comfort: he no more shall see my face” Hermia says this to Helena about Demetrius
11. “Tomorrow night when Phoebe doth behold her silver visage in the watery glass Lysander says this meaning the time they leave will be when the moons reflection is upon the lake.
12. “The most lamentable comedy and most of cruel death of Pyramus and Thisbe” Quince says this about the play
13. “We are the parents and the original Titania says that about the baby
14. “Set your heart at rest” Titania says this to Oberon
15. “We shall chide down right if I longer stay Titania says this
Before milk white now purple with love’s wound Oberon says this about the fruit he wants
The one Ill slay. The other slayeth me” Demetrius wants to kill Lysander but Hermia is killing him
18. “Use me but as your spaniel Helena says this to Demetrius saying treat me like a dog
19. “Ill run from thee and hide me in the brakes Demetrius says that hell run away from Helena
20. “Or if thou follow me, do not believe But I shall do thee mischief in the wood” Demetrius
21. “Ay the temple, the town, the field, You do me mischief”- Helena saying that Demetrius can do Bad things to her whenever.
22. “More food on her than she upon her love and look thou meet me ere the first cock crow” Oberon says this because he feels bad for Helena
23. “Wake when some vile thing is near” Oberon says this as apart of the curse hes setting on Titania
One turf shall serve as a pillow for us both. One heart, one bed, two hearts and one troth” Lysander says this to Hermia when they are trying to sleep
25. “Pretty soul she durst not lie. Near this lack love, this kill courtesy. Churl upon thy eyes I throw. All the power this charm doth owe Puck says this disgusted with Demetrius
26. “I am out of breath in this fond chase” Helena says this because shes embarrassed about what shes done to get near Demetrius
27. “Is that vile name to perish on my sword.” Lysander says this because he wants to pick a fight with Demetrius over Helena
28. “The will of man is by reason swayed and reason says you are the worthier maid.” Lysander is basically saying I know its not logical but I love you
29. “When at your hands did I deserve this scorn?” Helena is asking why is Lysander doing this to her. To make fun of her?
30. “But fare you well: perforce I must confess I thought you lord of more true gentleness” Helena says this because she thought Lysander was nicer than he is acting.
31. “Hermia sleep thou there and never mayst thou come Lysander near. For as a surfeit of the sweetest things the deepest loathing to the stomach brings.” Lysander is basically saying Hermia don’t get up for once you were so sweet but now I’m just sick of you.
32. “To pluck this crawling serpent from my breast! And you sat smiling at his cruel prey.” Hermia says this because she had a terrible dream a serpent was attacking her and Lysander was laughing
First, Pyramus must draw a sword to kill himself. Which the ladies cannot abide. How do you answer that?” Bottom says this and thinks women will be scared of the play.
34. “Mine ear is much enamoured of thy note. So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape.” Titania falls in love with Bottom.
If thou has slain Lysander in his sleep, Being o’er shoes in blood, plunge in the deep and kill me too.” Hermia says to Demetrius that if he has killed Lysander to just kill her too.
36. “I had rather give his carcass to my hounds.” Demetrius says this because he’d rather just give Lysander to the dogs
37. “Henceforth never be numbered among men.” Hermia says Demetrius is not worthy to be a man
And hast thou killed him sleeping? Oh brave touch!” Hermia says this saying Demetrius was too much of a coward to fight him so he just killed him in his sleep.
See me no more, whether he be dead or no.” Hermia says this to Demetrius saying to get away.
Then will two at once woo one. That must needs be sport alone.” Puck says this and is talking about how he doesn’t feel bad about the mistake.
41. “When truth kills truth.” Helena says this saying How can I believe you after you’ve loved Hermia for so long.
42. “Thy lips those kissing cherries. This princess of pure white Demetrius says this because he is back in love with Helena
43. “Can you not hate me, as I know you do, but you must join in soul to mock me too?” Helena says this because she knows Demetrius hates her but doesn’t want her to be made fun of.
Now I perceive they have enjoined all three to fashion this false sport in spite of me” Helena thinks all three of them are making fun of her
45. “If she cannot entreat I can compel” Demetrius threatens Lysander.
46. “Helena I love thee by my life I do.” Lysander says this ready to defend Helena’s honor.
Although I hate her. I’ll not harm her so.” Lysander says this saying although he hates Hermia he won’t hurt her
I am not yet so low. But that my nails can reach unto thine eyes.” Hermia says this because she just can’t believe what is happening
49. “I told him of your stealth unto this wood.” Helena says this accepting this is her fault.
A foolish heart I leave here behind.”— Helena
51. “And so far am I glad it so did sort. As this their jangling I esteem a sport Puck is enjoying all of this
52. “That draws a sword on thee”- Puck
53. “That I may back to Athens by daylight, and sleep that sometimes shuts up sorrow’s eye.”— Helena is saying this is exhausting.
Heavens shield Lysander, if they mean a fray Hermia wants Lysander to be protected
55. “Or thy former lady’s eye.”- Puck wants Lysander to fall for the person he used to love (Hermia)
56. “I must to the Barber.”- Bottom says this because he feels hairy
57. “The hateful imperfection of her eyes. From off the head of this Athenian swan.” Oberon feels kind of bad for Titania
58. “Dance in Duke Theseus’ house triumphantly, There shall the pairs of faithful lovers be Wedded, with Theseus in all jointly.” Oberon says this
59. “No doubt they rose up early to observe The Rite of May.” Theseus says this.
60. “That Hermia should give answer of her choice?” Theseus says this about Egeus because all Egeus cares about is the passing off his daughter to most noble man.
61. “Go bid the huntsmen wake them with their horns.” Theseus says this about the gunshots in the air
62. “I came with Hermia hither. Our intent was gone from Athens, where we might wirhout the peril of the Athenian law.” Lysander tells the pains
63. “I beg the law, the law upon his head!” Egeus wants Theseus to kill Lysander
64. “My love to Hermia melted as the snow” Demetrius used to be in love with hermia but he isn’t anymore
65. “But like a sickness did I loathe this food, but as in health come to my natural taste Demetrius says his vows for Helena
66. “Egeus, I will overbear your will” Theseus over rules him
67. “These couples shall eternally be knit Theseus talks about how they should be married
68. “Away with us to Athens. Three and three, we’ll hold a feast in great solemnity Theseus saying it’s time to go to wedding.
69. “No, he hath simply the best wit of any handicraft man in Athens.”- Flute is talking about Bottom
70. “Tis strange, my Theseus that these lovers speak of.”- Hippolyta
71. “Lovers and madmen have such seething brains. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact.”- Theseus talking about how all the people are crazy but the stories all match up.
72. “To wear away this long age of three hours between our after supper and bed time.” Theseus can’t wait until wedding
That is hot ice and wondrous strange snow!”- Theseus is contradicting alluding to what has happened confusing, crazy.
Make choice of which your highness will see first -Philostrate; What’s going to happen between now and the end of the play.
This is as ‘brief’ as I have known a play. But by ten words, my lord it is too long.”- Philostrate The play is short like ten lines but its so bad it is ten lines too long
76. “For never anything can be amiss when simpleness and duty tender it Theseus shows tenderness and wants them to do it.
77. “I love not to see wretchedness.”- Hippolyta
78. “Like a child on a recorder- a sound but not in government.”- Hippolyta doesn’t understand the prologue