50 Exceptional William Shakespeare Quotes from Othello

50 Exceptional William Shakespeare Quotes from Othello
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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. ‘Othello‘ (Officially ‘The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice’) was a tragedy, written by Shakespeare around the year 1503. Today we discover our favorite selection of Quotes from Othello, by William Shakespeare !

Quotes from Othello

“It is the very error of the moon;

She comes more near the earth than she was wont,

And makes men mad.”

Quotes from Othello (1602–4) act 5, sc. 2, l. 107

“Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul

But I do love thee! and when I love thee not,

Chaos is come again.”

Othello (1602–4) act 3, sc. 3, l. 90

“One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens.”

Othello [1604—1605], II, l, 63

“Curse his better angel from his side,

And fall to reprobation.”

Othello, V, ii, 206
quotes from othello

“I will a round unvarnished tale deliver

Of my whole course of love.”

Quotes from Othello (1602–4) act 1, sc. 3, l. 90

“The robb’d that smiles steals something from the thief.”

Othello [1604—1605], I, ill, 208

“But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve

For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.”

Othello (1602–4) act 1, sc. 1, l. 64

“To mourn a mischief that is past and gone Is the next way to draw new mischief on.”

Othello [1604—1605], I, iii, 204
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“Trifles light as air

Are to the jealous confirmations strong

As proofs of holy writ.”

Quotes from Othello (1602–4) act 3, sc. 3, l. 323

“Speak of them as they are; nothing extenuate,

Nor set down aught in malice; then must you speak

Of one that lov’d not wisely, but too well.”

Othello (1603)

“Still question’d me the story of my life From year to year, the battles, sieges, fortunes That I have pass’d.”

Othello [1604—1605], I, iii, 129

“O farewell …

Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!”

Othello (1603)
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“Of one whose hand,

Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away

Richer than all his tribe.”

Othello (1602–4) act 5, sc. 2, l. 345

“Patience, thou young and rose-lipp’d cherubin.”

Othello, IV, ii, 62

“It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul;

Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars!

It is the cause.”

Othello (1602–4) act 5, sc. 2, l. 1

“An honorable murderer, if you will;

For nought I did in hate, but all in honor.”

Othello, V, ii, 293
quotes from othello

“Swell, bosom, with thy fraught,

For ’tis of aspics’ tongues!”

Quotes from Othello, III, iii, 450

“I have very poor and unhappy brains for drinking.”

Othello [1604—1605], II, lll, 34

“I am not merry, but I do beguile The thing I am by seeming otherwise.”

Othello [1604—1605], II, l, 122

“I kissed thee ere I killed thee, no way but this,

Killing myself to die upon a kiss.”

Othello (1602–4) act 5, sc. 2, l. 357
quotes from othello

“Then, must you speak

Of one that loved not wisely but too well.”

Othello (1602–4) act 5, sc. 2, l. 342

“If it were now to die,

‘Twere now to be most happy.”

Othello [1604—1605], II, l, 192

“Take note, take note, O world!

To be direct and honest is not safe.”

Othello, III, iii, 378

“Silence that dreadful bell! it frights the isle

From her propriety.”

Othello (1602–4) act 2, sc. 3, l. [177]
quotes from othello

“A maiden never bold;

Of spirit so still and quiet, that her motion Blush’d at herself.”

Quotes from Othello [1604—1605], I, iii, 94

“He that is robb’d, not wanting what is stol’n, Let him not know ‘t and he’s not robb’d at all.”

Othello, III, iii, 343

“I humbly do beseech you of your pardon

For too much loving you.”

Othello, III, iii, 212

“Your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.”

Othello (1602–4) act 1, sc. 1, l. [117]
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“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”

Othello (1602–04)

“Even now, now, very now, an old black ram

Is tupping your white ewe.”

Othello (1602–4) act 1, sc. 1, l. 88

“This is the night

That either makes me or fordoes me quite.”

Othello (1602–4) act 5, sc. 1, l. 128

“She loved me for the dangers I had passed,

And I loved her that she did pity them.”

Othello (1602–4) act 1, sc. 3, l. 167
Othello quotes

“Hell and night

Must bring this monstrous birth to the world’s light.”

Quotes from Othello (1602–4) act 1, sc. 3, l. [409]

“The wealthy curled darlings of our nation.”

Othello [1604—1605], I, ii, 68

“But yet the pity of it, Iago! O! Iago, the pity of it, Iago!”

Othello (1602–4) act 4, sc. 1, l. [205]

“O! I have lost my reputation. I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.”

Othello (1602–4) act 2, sc. 3, l. [264]
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“You may relish him more in the soldier than in the scholar.”

Othello [1604—1605], II, l, 165

“O thou invisible spirit of wine! if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil!”

Othello [1604—1605], II, lll, 285

“Here is my journey’s end, here is my butt,

And very sea-mark of my utmost sail.”

Othello (1602–4) act 5, sc. 2, l. 266

“’Tis the strumpet’s plague To beguile many and be beguil’d by one.”

Othello, IV, i, 97
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