Othello Quotes with meanings and speaker

“I am not what I am.” Iago says this to Rodrigo he is telling Rodrigo about how he does not really love Othello, he just had to pretend that he does. Shows that Iago is deceitful
“I must show out a flag and sign of love, which is indeed but sign.” IagoIago wants to be promoted to flag bearer-selfishness
“I must be found. My parts, my title, and my perfect soul shall manifest me rightly. “ Othello says this to Iago when Iago tells him that he should leave before Brabantio finds him. Shows how Othello thinks that honesty is the key
“The Moor is of a free and open nature that thinks men honest that but seem to be so; and will as tenderly be led by the nose as asses are.” IagoIago knows that Othello considers him honest, and he is planning on using that in his deceit plans
“My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty.” Desdemonashe has a duty to her father but also to her self
“If virtue no delighted beauty lack, your son-in-law is far more fair than black” The Duke talking to Barbantio this is about race
“Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father, and may thee.” Brabantio says this to Othello says this after they go to the courts and work out the issue of Othello and Desdemona’s marriage. He is warning Othello that she could deceive him just as easily as she deceived her father. Irony and foreshadowing
“I am not merry; but I do beguile the thing I am, by seeming otherwise.” Desdemona says this to Iago to stop him from being mean to Emilia. She is saying that she is not as happy as she seems, because she is scared for Othello’s safety, but she wants to know what Iago would say about her
“Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.” Cassio says this to Iago says this when he is complaining about how he got fired by Othello. He says that the “immortal part of him” (his reputation) is gone and all that is left is “bestial” (raw and not worthy of anything).
“Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.” Iagosays this when Emilia gives him the handkerchief that Desdemona got from Othello. He plans on giving the handkerchief to Cassio so that Othello’s jealous fears will be confirmed.
“Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, is the immediate jewel of their souls.” Iago
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” Iago says this to Othello says this when he is telling him to watch out for jealousy because it will make a fool of him. foreshadowing
“Be sure of it; give me the ocular proof” Othelloocular (visible)- handkerchief
“Her honor is an essence that’s not seen; they have it very oft that have it not.” Iago
“He hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly.” Iagohe is weighing the pros and cons of Cassio living and dying.
“Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice. Then, must you speak of one that loved not wisely but too well.” Othellothis is after he killed Desdemona and realized he was tricked