Dr. Faustus Quotes

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Dr. Faustus Quotes

Quote 1: "The reward of sin is death." That's hard...(the following verse in Latin)...If we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves, and there's no truth in us." Why then, belike we must sin and so consequently die. Ay, we must die an everlasting death. What doctrine call you this, Che sera sera, 'What will be shall be?' Divinity, adieu!" Scene 1, p. 4

Quote 2: "O what a world of profit and delight, of power, of honour, and omnipotence is promis'd to the studious artisan!" Scene 1, pg. 5

Quote 3: "For when we hear one rack the name of God, abjure the Scriptures and his Saviour Christ, we fly in hope to get his glorious soul; nor will we come, unless he use such means whereby he is in danger to be damn'd: Therefore the shortest cut for conjuring is stoutly to abjure the Trinity, and pray devoutly to the Prince of Hell." Scene 3, pg. 13-14

Quote 4: "To God?-He loves thee not. The God thou serv'st is thine own appetite..." Scene 5, pg. 19

Quote 5: "My heart's so hard'ned I cannot repent. Scarce can I name salvation, faith, or heaven, but fearful echoes thunder in mine ears, 'Faustus, thou art damn'd!'" Scene 6, pg. 25

Quote 6: "What art thou, Faustus, but a man condemn'd to die? Thy fatal time doth draw to final end; Despair doth drive distrust unto my thoughts: Confound these passions with a quiet sleep: Tush, Christ did call the thief upon the cross; Then rest thee, Faustus, quiet in conceit." Scene 11, pg. 45

Quote 7: "Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ilium? Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss. Her lips suck forth my soul; see where it flies!-Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again. Here will I dwell, for Heaven be in these lips, and all is dross that is not Helena." Scene 13, pg. 52

Quote 8: "My faith, vile hell, shall triumph over thee. Ambitious fiends! See how the heavens smiles at your repulse, and laughs your state to scorn! Hence, hell! For hence I fly unto my God." Scene 13, pg. 52

Quote 9: "The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike, the Devil will come, and Faustus must be damn'd. O, I'll leap up to my God! Who pulls me down? See, see where Christ's blood streams in the firmament! One drop would save my soul-Half a drop: ah, my Christ! Ah, rend not my heart for naming of my Christ! Yet will I call on him: O spare me, Lucifer!" Scene 14, pg. 55

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