famous hamlet quotes

Famous Hamlet Quotes

This article provides a list of popular quotes from the famous play written by Shakespeare, 'Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark'.

Hamlet is considered to be one of the best plays of William Shakespeare. Just like most of Shakespeare's tragedies, Hamlet also deals with themes like death, revenge, murder, treachery, moral corruption, and incest. This great work of William Shakespeare tells the story of Prince Hamlet, who finds himself in a situation where he has to kill his father's brother, who he believes is responsible for his father's death. Though Hamlet is a person of superior intelligence, his indecisive nature becomes the reason for his tragic death. Apart from the plot, theme, and characters of the play, what makes Hamlet a favorite among people even after several centuries is the splendid lines written by the great bard, Shakespeare. The lines of Hamlet are so popular that there are people who make use of them in their everyday conversation. To be or not to be is undeniably one of the most prominent Hamlet quotes. This single line spoken by Hamlet reveals the indecisiveness that goes on inside his mind. This is also a quote which has been interpreted and discussed endlessly by scholars of English literature. Apart from this, there are several other famous and important quotes from Hamlet that have become synonymous with the play. Some of them are listed below. Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't. ~ Polonius, Act II, Scene II The lady doth protest too much, methinks. ~ Gertrude, Act III, Scene II A little more than kin, and less than kind. ~ Hamlet, Act I, Scene II The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. ~ Hamlet, Act II, Scene II Let me be cruel, not unnatural; I will speak daggers to her, but use none. ~ Hamlet, Act III, Scene II All that lives must die, passing through nature to eternity. ~ Gertrude, Act I, Scene II Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks. ~ Hamlet, Act II, Scene II When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. ~ Act IV, Scene V My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never to heaven go. ~ Claudius, Act III, Scene III I say, we will have no more marriages: those that are married already, - all but one, - shall live; the rest shall keep as they are. ~ Hamlet, Act III, Scene I O, woe is me; To have seen what I have seen, see what I see! ~ Ophelia, Act III, Scene I O! my offense is rank, it smells to heaven. ~ Claudius, Act III, Scene III I must be cruel, only to be kind: Thus bad begins and worse remains behind. ~ Hamlet, Act III, Scene IV Good-night, ladies; good-night, sweet ladies; good-night, good-night. ~ Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia, And therefore I forbid my tears. ~ Laertes, Act IV, Scene VII Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. ~ Hamlet, Act II, Scene II Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. ~ Ophelia, Act III, Scene II Hear you, sir; What is the reason that you use me thus? I loved you ever: but it is no matter; Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew and dog will have his day. ~ Hamlet, Act V, Scene I Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. ~ Polonius, Act I, Scene III Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart. ~ Hamlet, Act III, Scene I This above all - to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. ~ Polonius, Act I, Scene III Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. ~ Polonius, Act I, Scene III That I, the son of a dear father murdered, Prompted to my revenge by heaven and hell, Must like a whore unpack my heart with words, and fall a-cursing like a very drab. ~ Hamlet, act II, Scene II My hour is almost come When I to sulphrous and tormenting flames Must render up myself. ~ Ghost, Act I, Scene V The serpent that did sting thy father's life Now wears his crown. ~ Ghost, Act I, Scene V Soft you now! The fair Ophelia! - Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins remember'd. ~ Hamlet, Act III, Scene I Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; And now I'll do 't: and so he goes to heaven; And so am I reveng'd. ~ Hamlet, Act III, scene III I'm lost in it, my lord. But let him come; It warms the very sickness in my heart, That I shall live and tell him to his teeth, 'Thus didest thou. ~ Laertes, Act IV, Scene VII I lov'd Ophelia: forty thousand brothers Could not, with all their quantity of love, Make up my sum. ~ Hamlet, Act V, Scene I Lay her i' the earth: And from her fair and unpolluted flesh May violets spring! ~ Laertes, Act V, Scene I These are some of the famous quotes that are the highlight of the Hamlet play. These lines reflect the thoughts and feelings of the characters and take the play forward.

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