Romeo and Juliet Quotes

“Part fools. Put up your swords. You know not what you do.” Benvolio-During the street fight-Biblical allusion to the crucifixion
“Oh, where is Romeo? Saw you him today?I am right glad he was not at this fray.” Lady MontagueAfter the street fightCouplet
Alas, that love so gentle in his view should be so tyrannous and rough in proof. BenvolioComforting Romeo, who is “melancholy”Personification
“But woo her gentle Paris, get her heart.My will to her consent is but a part.” Lord CapuletTelling Paris to wait two years for JulietCouplet
“If love be rough with you be rough with love. Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.” MercutioComforting Romeo about Rosaline turning him down.Metaphor
“My only love sprung from my only hate.To early seen unknown and known too late.” JulietRealizing Romeo is a MontagueCoupletMetaphorPersonification
Is she a Capulet? O dear account, my life is my foe’s debt.” RomeoRealizing Juliet is a CapuletMetaphorApostrophe
“If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.” MercutioReacting to Romeo, who has spent the night with JulietAllusion to CupidMetaphor
“O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?” RomeoBalcony sceneLove or infatuation?
“Wisely and slowly, they stumble that run fast.” The friarAfter he agrees to marry Romeo and JulietMetaphor
O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb JulietBalcony scenePersonification
Good night, Good night parting is such great sorrow, that shall say good night till it be morrow JulietBalcony sceneAlliteration
“These violent delight have violent ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which, when they kiss, consume.” The friarWarning Romeo and Juliet not to move too quicklyOxymoronMetaphorSimilePersonfication
Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man.” MercutioAfter he is stabbed by TybaltPun
“Oh, I am fortune’s fool!” RomeoAfter he kills TybaltAlliterationApostrophe
Give me my Romeo, and when he dies…” JulietWaiting for him to arrive for wedding nightForeshadowing
“Beautiful tyranny, fiend angelical, dove-feathered raven, wolvish ravening lamb.” JulietTorn between anger toward Romeo and grief for TybaltOxymorons
“Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word. Do what thou wilt, for I have done with thee.” Lady CapuletAfter Juliet refuses to marry Paris
“For Venus smiles not in a house of tears.” ParisAllusionPersonificationMetaphor
“Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of the field.”Lord Capulet Lord CapuletDiscovering Juliet is “dead”SimilePersonificationMetaphorForeshadowingAlliterationImagery
“Ah me! How sweet is love itself possessed when but love’s shadows are so rich in joy.” RomeoHe has had a dream he is Juliet’s kingPersonification
“O mischief, thou art swift to enter in the thoughts of desperate men.” RomeoWhen he learns Juliet is “dead”Apostrophe
“O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” RomeoHis dying wordsApostrophe
“O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die.” JulietHer dying wordsApostropheMetaphor
“For never was a story of more woe,Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” PrinceFinal words of the play