Romeo and Juliet famous quotes

That which we call a rose/ By any other word would smell as sweet. Juliet to herselfTalking about Romeo being a montagueA rose would be just as sweet if it had any other name
O, swear not by the moon/ That monthly changes in her circled orb/ Lest that thy love prove likewise variable Juliet to RomeoTelling him not to swear by the moon.Don’t swear by the moon, it changes too much. Love should be constant, unlike the moon.
Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books/ but love from love, toward school with heavy looks Romeo to himself Juliet just said goodbyeLove goes toward love like kids getting out of school, but love departing from love is like kids dreading going to school
How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tounges by night/ like softest music to attending ears Romeo to JulietAfter Juliet called him back againYour voice at night is like sweet music to my ears.
Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow/ that I shall say “good night” till it be morrow Juliet to RomeoSaying goodbyeGood night, saying bye is so sad, but I will love you just the same in the morning.
Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of /meat… Mercutio to benvolioBenvolio is trying to convince mercurial to stay out of the capulet’s wayYou are just as full of quarrel as an egg is of food.
…’tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church/ door, but tis enough. ’twill serve Mercutio to RomeoAfter he is stabbed by tybaltIt’s not wide, it’s not deep, but it is enough to kill me
A plague o’ both your houses! Mercutio to all capulet’s and montaguesWhen he is injured and about to dieCurse both of your families!
Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds… Juliet to herselfBefore she finds outabout Romeo and tybaltHurry up,faster
Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day/ it was the nightingale,and not the lark/ that pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear Juliet to RomeoAfter their first night marriedAre you leaving? The nightingale was singing,not the rooster
A pair of star-crossed lovers Chorus to audienceIntroducing the play to the audience, talking about Romeo and JulietTwo star-crossed lovers
sad hours seem long Romeo to BenvolioTalking about love, RosalineThe sad day is going by so slow
Alas that love, so gentle in his view/ should be so tyrannous and rough in proof! Benvolio to RomeoTalking about Romeo’s love for RosalineLove is so gentle in your eyes, but it is rough and harsh in reality
I will make thee think thy swan a crow Benvolio to RomeoTalking about Rosaline in comparison to other womenWhen you see other women, Rosaline will look like a crow compared to all the swans
Queen Mab…she is the fairies’ midwife Mercutio to RomeoTalking about dreamsQueen Mab is like a fairy
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!/ it seems she hangs upon the cheek of night/ like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear… Romeo to himselfTalking about Juliet right after he first saw herShe is brighter than a torch, and she is like a star.
You kiss by th’ book Juliet to RomeoAfter Romeo kissed her twiceYou kiss well
My only love sprung from my only hate!/ Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Juliet to herself/nurseAfter she found out Romeo Ida montagueMy true love is someone I’m supposed to hate! I fell in love before I knew his name.
He jests at scars that never felt a wound/ but soft, what light through yonder window breaks? Romeo to himselfAfter Mercutio made fun of him and RosalineMercutio is making fun of my love that never truly existed.
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo Juliet to herselfTalking on the balconyRomeo, Romeo, why did I fall for Romeo?