Romeo and Juliet quotations

“As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee” Act 1 Scene 1: Conflict
“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs…” Romeo’s Love for Rosaline – Courtly Lover
“She’ll not be hit with Cupid’s arrow” Romeo’s Love for Rosaline – Love v Conflict
“O teach me how I should forget to think” Romeo’s Love for Rosaline – Wants to get her out of his mind; the “Old Romeo” – Passive, self-pitying
“Oh brawling love, O loving hate…O heavy lightness, serious vanity” Romeo’s Love for Rosaline – mixed feelings, love is not what he expected, oxymoron (opposites)
“Faith I can tell her age unto an hour” Nurse – closeness to Juliet
“It is an honour that I dream not of” Juliet – humble and meek, original veiws on marriage
“Madam, I am here, what is your will?” Juliet – Obeditent, distant to her mother
“It is the east, and Juliet is the sun” Romeo – love for juliet Act 2 Scene 2 / light and dark
“That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet” Juliet, to romeo about his name.
“Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?” New Romeo – Proactive
“If that they bent of love be honourable, thy propose marriage, send me word tomorrow” New Juliet – proposing marriage
“Madam!”/ “By and By I come” New Juliet – Doesn’t respond to nurse
“Virtue itself turns ice, being misapplied/And vice sometimes by action dignified” Friar’s Soliloquy – Evil sometimes made good by the right action
“I do but keep the peace” Benvolio demonstrates goodwill
“I might live to see thee married” Nurse demonstrates goodwill, wants Juliet to be happy
“to turn your households’ rancour to pure love” Friar demonstrates goodwill
“I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall…convert to bitterest gall” Tybalt demonstrates rude will and violence
“Now comes the wanton blood up in your cheeks” Nurse teases Juliet, humour, sexual innuendo
“Sweet, sweet, sweet nurse, tell me, what says my love” Juliet is charming to the nurse to get her to tell her what Romeo said
“And a handsome, and I warrant a virtuous – where is your mother?” Nurse teases Juliet; humour and tension, changes subject
“Is three long hours, yet she is not come” Tension while Juliet waits for Nurse to return – soliloquy