Antony and Cleopatra Quotes

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Antony and Cleopatra Quotes

Quote 1: "Let Rome in Tiber melt and the wide arch
Of the ranged empire fall! Here is my space.
Kingdoms are clay; our dungy earth alike
Feeds beast as man. The nobleness of life
Is to do thus; when such a mutual pair
And such a twain can do 't, in which I bind,
On pain of punishment, the world to weet
We stand up peerless." Act 1, Scene 1, ll. 35-42

Quote 2: "Under a compelling occasion, let women die. It were pity to cast them away for nothing, though between them and a great cause they should be esteemed nothing. Cleopatra, catching but the least noise of this, dies instantly; I have seen her die twenty times upon far poorer moment. I do think there is mettle in death, which commits some loving act upon her, she has such a celerity in dying." Act 1, Scene 2, ll. 144-151

Quote 3: "You shall find there
A man who is the abstract of all faults
That all men follow." Act 1, Scene 4, ll. 8-10

Quote 4: "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety. Other women cloy
The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
Where most she satisfies; for vilest things
Become themselves in her, that the holy priests
Bless her when she is riggish." Act 2, Scene 2, ll. 245-250

Quote 5: "And though I make this marriage for my peace,
I' th' East my pleasure lies." Act 2, Scene 3, ll. 40-41

Quote 6: "These hands do lack nobility, that they strike
A meaner than myself, since I myself
Have given myself the cause." Act 2, Scene 5, ll. 83-85

Quote 7: "The beds i' th' East are soft; and thanks to you,
That called me timelier than my purpose hither,
For I have gained by 'it." Act 2, Scene 6, ll. 50-52

Quote 8: "You did know
How much you were my conqueror, and that
My sword, made weak by my affection, would
Obey it on all cause." Act 3, Scene 11, ll. 64-67

Quote 9: "He is a god, and knows
What is most right. Mine honour was not yielded,
But conquered merely." Act 3, Scene 13, ll. 60-62

Quote 10: "I'll strike, and cry, 'Take all.'" Act 4, Scene 2, ll. 9

Quote 11: "I am alone the villain of the earth,
And feel I am so most. O Antony,
Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid
My better service when my turpitude
Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart.
If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean
Shall outstrike thought; but thought will do't, I feel.
I fight against thee? No, I will go seek
Some ditch wherein to die. The foul'st best fits
My latter part of life." Act 4, Scene 6, ll. 31-40

Quote 12: "The odds is gone,
And there is nothing left remarkable
Beneath the visiting moon." Act 4, Scene 15, ll. 68-70

Quote 13: "The death of Antony
Is not a single doom; in the name lay
A moiety of the world." Act 5, Scene 1, ll. 17-19

Quote 14: "I dreamt there was an emperor Antony,
O, such another sleep, that I might see
But such another man!" Act 5, Scene 2, ll. 75-77

Quote 15: "Methinks I hear
Antony call; I see him rouse himself
To praise my noble act. I hear him mock
The luck of Caesar, which the gods give men
To excuse their after wrath. Husband, I come!" Act 5, Scene 2, ll. 283-287

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