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Much Ado about Nothing Quotes

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Much Ado about Nothing Quotes

Quote 1: "You must not, sir, mistake my niece. There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signior Benedick and her: they never meet but there's a skirmish of wit between them." Act 1, Scene 1, lines 62-65.

Quote 2: "I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me." Act 1, Scene 1, line 188

Quote 3: "That a woman conceived me, I thank her: that she brought me up, I likewise give her most humble thanks: but that I will have a recheat winded in my forehead, or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all women shall pardon me. Because I will not do them the wrong to mistrust any, I will do myself the right to trust none: and the fine is, for the which I may go the finer, I will live a bachelor." Act 1, Scene 1, lines 247-256

Quote 4: "This may prove food to my displeasure...If I can cross him any way, I bless myself every way." Act 1, Scene 3, lines 67-70

Quote 5: "Friendship is constant in all other things
Save in the office and affairs of love:
Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues;
Let every eye negotiate for itself,
And trust no agent; for beauty is a witch
Against whose charms faith melteth into blood.
This is an accident of hourly proof,
Which I mistrusted not." Act 2, Scene 1, lines 184-191

Quote 6: "There's little of the melancholy element in her, my lord; she is never sad but when she sleeps, and not ever sad then; for I have heard my daughter say she hath often dreamt of unhappiness and waked herself with laughing." Act 2, Scene 1, lines 359-362

Quote 7: "I will, in the interim, undertake one of Hercules' labors, which is, to bring Signior Benedick and the Lady Beatrice into a mountain of affection th'one with th'other." Act 2, Scene 1, lines 382-385

Quote 8: "When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married." Act 2, Scene 3, lines 263-264

Quote 9: "Our talk must only be of Benedick.
When I do name him, let it by thy part
To praise him more than ever man did merit:
My talk to thee must be how Benedick
Is sick in love with Beatrice. Of this matter
Is little Cupid's crafty arrow made,
That only wounds by hearsay." Act 3, Scene 1, lines 17-23

Quote 10: "Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps." Act 3, Scene 1, line 106

Quote 11: "If I see any thing tonight why I should not marry her tomorrow, in the congregation, where I should wed, there will I shame her." Act 3, Scene 2, lines 128-130

Quote 12: "I tell this tale vilely - I should first tell thee how the Prince, Claudio, and my master, planted and placed and possessed by my master Don John, saw afar off in the orchard this amiable encounter." Act 3, Scene 3, lines 156-160

Quote 13: "There, Leonato, take her back again: / Give not this rotten orange to your friend; / She's but the sign and semblance of her honor." Act 4, Scene 1, lines 31-33

Quote 14: "Your daughter here the princes left for dead,
Let her awhile be secretly kept in,
And publish it that she is dead indeed;...
Change slander to remorse...
She dying, as it must be so maintain'd,
Upon the instant that she was accus'd,
Shall be lamented, pitied, and excus'd
Of every hearer" Act 4, Scene 1, lines 204-219

Quote 15: "I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest." Act 4, Scene 1, lines 291-292

Quote 16: "O that he were here to write me down an ass! But masters, remember that I am an ass: though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass." Act 4, Scene 2, lines 80-83

Quote 17: "I say thou has belied mine innocent child; / Thy slander hath gone through and through her heart, / And she lies buried with her ancestors - / O! in a tomb where never scandal slept, / Save this of hers, fram'd by thy villainy!" Act 5, Scene 1, lines 67-71

Quote 18: "I have deceived even your very eyes: what your wisdoms could not discover, these shallow fools have brought to light, who in the night overheard me confessing to this man, how Don John your brother incensed me to slander the Lady Hero." Act 5, Scene 1, lines 243-248

Quote 19: "I have drunk poison while he utter'd it." Act 5, Scene 1, line 258

Quote 20: "Though and I are too wise to woo peaceably." Act 5, Scene 2, line 76

Quote 21: "And when I liv'd I was your other wife; / And when you lov'd, you were my other husband...One Hero died defil'd, but I do live, / And surely as I live, I am a maid." Act 5, Scene 4, lines 60-64

Quote 22: "In brief, since I do purpose to marry, I will think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it; and therefore never flout at me for what I have said against it; for man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion." Act 5, Scene 4, lines 106-110

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