50 Amazing William Shakespeare Quotes from Hamlet

50 Amazing William Shakespeare Quotes from Hamlet
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William Shakespeare, otherwise known as ‘The Bard’ born in Stratford-upon-Avon on 26th April 1564, wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets, before passing away at the age of 52. ‘Hamlet‘ (Officially ‘The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark’ ) was Shakespeare’s longest play at a whopping 30,577 words , but we promise to keep our selection of Quotes from Hamlet nailed down to only the most interesting !

Quotes from Hamlet

“Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence.”

Quotes from Hamlet – Hamlet, I, iii, 121

“Things rank and gross in nature

Possess it merely. That it should come to this!”

Hamlet (1601) act 1, sc. 2, l. 136

“Mother, for love of grace,

Lay not that flattering unction to your soul.”

Hamlet (1601) act 3, sc. 4, l. 142
Quotes from Hamlet

“There’s ne’er a villain dwelling in all Denmark, But he’s an arrant knave.”

Hamlet Quotes – Hamlet, I, v, 123

“There’s such divinity doth hedge a king,

That treason can but peep to what it would.”

Hamlet (1601) act 4, sc. 5, l. [123]

“I do not set my life at a pin’s fee;

And for my soul, what can it do to that,

Being a thing immortal as itself?”

Hamlet (1601) act 1, sc. 4, l. 65

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

Hamlet, I, iv, 90
shakespeare hamlet quotes

“It is not, nor it cannot come to good;

But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue!

Hamlet (1601) act 1, sc. 2, l. 158

“Come, my coach! Good-night, ladies; good-night, sweet ladies; good-night, good-night.”

Quotes from Hamlet (1601) act 4, sc. 5, l. [72]

“Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell!

I took thee for thy better.”

Hamlet (1601) act 3, sc. 4, l. 31

“The glowworm shows the matin to be near,

And ‘gins to pale his uneffectual fire.”

Hamlet, I, v, 89

“I once did hold it, as our statists do,

A baseness to write fair.”

Hamlet, V, ii, 33
quotes from hamlet

“Nymph, in thy orisons

Be all my sins remember’d.”

Hamlet Quotes – Hamlet, III, i, 89

“Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air,

The extravagant and erring spirit hies

To his confine.”

Hamlet [1600-1601], I, i, 153

“A politician… one that would circumvent God.”

Hamlet, V, i, 84

“I am but mad north-northwest: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.”

Hamlet, II, ii, 405
Shakespeare hamlet quotes

“Find out the cause of this effect,

Or rather say, the cause of this defect,

For this effect defective comes by cause.”

Quotes from Hamlet, II, ii, 101

“That he is mad, ’tis true; ’tis true ’tis pity; And pity ’tis ’tis true.”

Hamlet, II, ii, 97

“Leave her to heaven,

And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge,

To prick and sting her.”

Hamlet, I, v, 86

“One fair daughter and no more,

The which he loved passing well.”

Hamlet, II, ii, 435
Quotes from Hamlet

“Polonius: What do you read, my lord?

Hamlet: Words, words, words.”

Hamlet Quotes – Hamlet (1601) act 2, sc. 2, l. [195]

“Why, she would hang on him,

As if increase of appetite had grown

By what it fed on.”

Hamlet [1600-1601], I, ii, 143

“He is dead and gone, lady,

He is dead and gone,

At his head a grass-green turf;

At his heels a stone.”

Hamlet (1601) act 4, sc. 5, l. [29]

“Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness.”

Hamlet, V, i, 73
Quotes from Hamlet

“Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osric;

I am justly killed with my own treachery.”

Hamlet (1601) act 5, sc. 2, l. [320]

“I thought thy bride-bed to have deck’d, sweet maid, And not have strew’d thy grave.”

Hamlet, V, i, 267

“O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.”

Hamlet (1601), II, ii

“How should I your true love know

From another one?

By his cockle hat and staff,

And his sandal shoon.”

Hamlet (1601) act 4, sc. 5, l. [23]

“My fate cries out,

And makes each petty artery in this body As hardy as the Nemean lion’s nerve.”

Hamlet, I, iv, 81
Hamlet Quotes

“Has this fellow no feeling of his business, that he sings at grave-making?”

Hamlet, V, i, 71

“Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.”

Hamlet (1601) act 5, sc. 1, l. [201]

“I am thy father’s spirit;

Doomed for a certain term to walk the night.”

Hamlet (1601) act 1, sc. 5, l. 9
Hamlet Quotes

“The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,

Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.”

Hamlet (1601) act 1, sc. 3, l. 62

“O, speak to me no more; these words like daggers enter my ears.”

Hamlet, Act 3

“’Tis in my memory lock’d,

And you yourself shall keep the key of it.”

Hamlet [1600-1601], I, iii, 85

“The play, I remember, pleased not the million; ’twas caviare to the general.”

Hamlet (1601) act 2, sc. 2, l. [465]

“There is something in this more than natural, if philosophy could find it out.”

Hamlet, II, ii, 392

“The great man down, you mark his favourite flies;

The poor advanced makes friends of enemies.”

Hamlet (1601)

“So full of artless jealousy is guilt,

It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.”

Hamlet, IV, v, 19

“Confess yourself to heaven;

Repent what’s past; avoid what is to come.”

Hamlet, III, iv, 149
Quotes from Hamlet

Joyce Rigor

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