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Macbeth raging during initial battle“His brandished steel,/ Which smoked with bloody execution,/ Like valor’s minion carved out his passage/ ... he fixed his head upon our battlements.”
Banquo's prophecy“Lesser than Macbeth, and greater./Not so happy, yet much happier."
Malcolm describing old Thane of Cawdor's demise“Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.”
Macbeth hallucinating pre-murder, soliloquy“Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? ... fatal vision.”
Macbeth going to kill Duncan, soliloquy“I go, and it is done. The bell invites me./ Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell/ That summons thee to Heaven, or to Hell.”
Macbeth's bloody hands“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/ clean from my hand? No.”
Lady Macbeth mocking Macbeth“My hands are of your color, but I shame/ To wear a heart so white.”
Macbeth regretting murder“Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!”
Jumpy Lady Macbeth“What which hath made them drunk hath made me bold./ What hath quenched them hath given me fire./ Hark! Peace! It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman,/ Which gives the stern’st good-night.”
Voice cursing Macbeth“Glamis hath murthered sleep, and therefore Cawdor/ Shall sleep no more! Macbeth shall sleep no more!”
Lady Macbeth, reassuring“Infirm of purpose! ... The sleeping and the dead/ Are but as pictures; ‘tis the eye of childhood/ That fears a painted devil.”
Lady Macbeth with a conscience“Had he not resembled/ My father as he slept, I had done’t.”
Lady Macbeth on Macbeth's loss of ambition“Was the hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself?”
Macbeth desperate for more prophesies“May they not ... set me up in hope?”
Lady Macbeth on deception“Look like th’innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t.”
Lady Macbeth on courage“Screw your courage to the sticking place, and we’ll not fail.”
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth discussing masculinity“I dare do all that may become a man; who dares do more, is none.” ... “When you durst do it, then you were a man.”
Macbeth raging over Banquo's prophesy“Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown, and put a barren sceptre in my grip, thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand, no son of mine succeeding.”
Macbeth raging over Banquo's goodness & security“To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus. Our fears in Banquo stick deep, and in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared.”
Lady Macbeth full of regrets“’Tis safer to be that which we destroy, than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.”
Lady Macbeth can't go back“Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.”
It's nighttime and about to get Gothic af“Light thickens,/ And the crow makes wing to th’ rooky wood;/ Good things of day begin to droop and drowse,/ While night’s black agents to their prey do rouse.”
Macbeth lamenting his nightmares“Better be with the dead ... than on the torture of the mind to lie in restless ecstasy. Duncan is in his grave: after life’s fitful fever, he sleeps well; ... nothing, can touch him further.”
Macbeth's in mental pain“O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!”
Macbeth lamenting Fleance's escape“I had else been perfect; whole as the marble, founded as the rock, as broad and general as the casing air’ but now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears. But Banquo’s safe?”
Murd. 1 on Banquo's death“Safe in a ditch he bides, with twenty trenched gashes on his head; the least a death to nature.”
Macbeth on Banquo's ghost“The time has been, that, when the brains were out, the man would die, and there an end.”
Macbeth on revenge“It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood.”
Lady Macbeth on sleep“You lack the season of all natures, sleep.”
Macbeth on his own outburst“Come, we’ll to sleep. My strange and self-abuse/ Is the initiate fear that wants hard use./ We are yet but young in deed.”
Heccat on Macbeth's lack of control“Thither he/ Will come to know his destiny.”
Heccat on Macbeth's weaknesses“He hopes 'bove wisdom, grace and fear:/ And you all know, security/ Is mortals' chiefest enemy.”
Lady Macbeth on fulfilling promises“I have given suck, and know/ How tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me;/ I would, while it was smiling in my face,/ Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums/ And dashed its brains out, had I so sworn as you/ Have done to this.”
Macbeth on sleep“The innocent sleep ... the death of each day’s life ... balm of hurt minds ... chief nourisher in life’s feast.”
M on Duncan's corpse and subsequent groom-murders“Here lay Duncan,/ His silver skin laced with his golden blood,/ And his gashed stabs look’d like a breach in nature/ ... Who could refrain/ That had a heart to love, and in that heart/ Courage to make’s love known?"
Macbeth on imperfection“Who can be wise, amazed, temp’rate and furious,/ Loyal and neutral in a moment? No man.”
Macbeth can't go back“I am in blood/ Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,/ Returning were as tedious as going o’er.”
Witches' chant“Double, double, toil and trouble;/ Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”
Witches on Macbeth“Something wicked this way comes.”
Macbeth demanding to know about Banquo's lineage“I will be satisfied. Deny me this,/ And an eternal curse fall on you! Let me know.”
Macbeth, after wife's death, on futility“Out, out, brief candle!/ Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player/ That struts and frets his hour upon the stage/ And then is heard no more: it is a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing.”
Macbeth pleading with the doctor“Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased ... cleanse ... that ... which weighs upon the heart?”
Macduff and Malcolm discussing masculinity“Macduff: He has no children ... Malcolm: Dispute it like a man. Macduff: I shall do so, but I must also feel it as a man.”
Macduff on religion“Did heaven look on/ And would not take their part? Sinful Macduff,/ They were all struck for thee! ... heaven rest them now. ... If he ‘scape, Heaven forgive him too.””
Lady Macbeth sleepwalking“Out, damned spot! ... Hell is murky! ... none can call our power to account ... Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? ... What, will these hands ne'er be clean? ... All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. ... What's done cannot be undone.—To bed, to bed, to bed!”
Macbeth on deception"False face must hide what the false heart doth know."
Lady Macbeth on embracing evil“Come, you spirits/ That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,/ And fill me from the crown to the toe top full/ Of direst cruelty! Take thick my blood,/ Stop up the access and passage to remorse/ ... Come to my woman’s breasts/ And take my milk for gall, you murd'ring ministers ... Come, thick night,/ And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell,/ That my keen knife see not the wound it makes,/ Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, to cry ‘Hold, hold!’”
Macbeth on ambition“I have no spur/ To prick the sides of my intent, but only/ Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself/ and falls on th'other.”
Doctor on Lady Macbeth“Unnatural deeds/ Do breed unnatural troubles. Infected minds/ To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets./ More needs she the divine than the physician.”
Macbeth on cauldron lineage“Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo ... thy crown does sear mine eyeballs. And thy hair, thou other gold-bound brow, is like the first ... What, will the line stretch our to th’crack of Doom? ... some I see that two-fold balls and treble sceptres carry ... horrible sight. Now I see ‘tis true, for the blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me, and points at them for his.”
Macduff on Macbeth“Not in legions of horrid hell can come a devil more damned in evils to top Macbeth.”