The Tempest Quotes

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The Tempest Quotes

Quote 1: "None that I love more than myself. You are a councillor; if you can command these elements to silence and work the peace of the presence, we will not hand a rope more - use your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long, and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hours, if it so hap." Act 1, Scene 1, lines 20 -25

Quote 2: "A pox o' your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!" Act 1, Scene 1, line 40

Quote 3: "merely cheated of our lives by drunkards." Act 1, Scene 1, line 55

Quote 4: "Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground, long heath, broom, furze, anything. The wills above be done, but I would fain die a dry death" Act 1, Scene 1, lines 65 - 68

Quote 5: "Canst thou remember
A time before we came unto this cell?" Act 1, Scene 2, lines 38 - 39

Quote 6: "...in my false brother
awakened an evil nature, and my trust,
like a good parent, did beget !of him
A falsehood in its contrary as great
As my trust was, which had, indeed, no limit,
A confidence sans bound..." Act 1, Scene 2, lines 91 - 96

Quote 7: "Library
Was dukedom large enough" Act 1, Scene 2, lines 109 - 110

Quote 8: "good wombs have borne bad sons." Act 1, Scene 2, line 120

Quote 9: "Would I might
But ever see that man!" Act 1, Scene 2, lines 168 - 169

Quote 10: "Hell is empty
And all the devils are here" Act 1, Scene 2, lines 213 - 214

Quote 11: "...I prithee,
Remember I have done thee worthy service,
Told thee no lies, made no mistakes, served
Without or grudge or grumblings. Thou did promise
To bate me a full year." Act 1, Scene 2, lines 246 - 250

Quote 12: "As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushed
With raven's feather from unwholesome fen
Drop on you both! A southwest blow on ye
And blister you all o'er!" Act 1, Scene 2, lines 321 - 324

Quote 13: "To name the bigger light and how the less" Act 1, Scene 2, line 335

Quote 14: "violate
The honour of my child." Act 1, Scene 2, lines 346 - 347

Quote 15: "You taught me language, and my profit on't
Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you
For learning me your language!" Act 1, Scene 2, lines 362 - 364

Quote 16: "There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple.
If the ill spirit have so fair a house,
Good things will strive to dwell with't." Act 1, Scene 2, lines 458 - 460

Quote 17: "Might I but through my prison once a day
behold this maid. All corners else o' th' earth
Let liberty make use of; space enough
Have I in such a prison." Act 1, Scene 2, lines 491 - 494

Quote 18: "ADRIAN: Tunis was never graced before with such a paragon
to their queen.
GONZALO: Not since widow Dido's time.
ANTONIO: Widow? A pox o' that. How came that widow in?
Widow Dido!" Act 2, Scene 1, lines 72 - 74

Quote 19: "doublet is as fresh as the first day I wore it?" Act 2, Scene 1, lines 100-101

Quote 20: "My lord Sebastian,
The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness,
And time to speak it in - you rub the sore
When you should bring the plaster." Act 2, Scene 1, lines 134 - 136

Quote 21: "SEBASTIAN: Yet he would be king on't.
ANTONIO: The latter end of the commonwealth forgets the
beginning.
GONZALO: All things in common nature should produce
Without sweat or endeavour." Act 2, Scene 1, lines 153 - 157

Quote 22: "'Tis as impossible that he's undrowned
as he that sleeps here swims." Act 2, Scene 1, lines 234 - 236

Quote 23: "As this Gonzalo; I myself could make
A chough of as deep chat. O, that you bore
The mind that I do, what a sleep were this
For your advancement! Do you understand me?" Act 2, Scene 1, lines 263 - 266

Quote 24: "Were I in England now, as I once was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday-fool there but would give a piece of silver. There would this monster make a man - any strange beast there makes a man. When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian." Act 2, Scene 2, lines 27 - 32

Quote 25: "Four legs and two voices; a most delicate monster!" Act 2, Scene 2, line 86

Quote 26: "These be fine things, an if they be not sprites. That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor. I will kneel to him." Act 2, Scene 2, lines 111 - 112

Quote 27: "dropped from heaven?" Act 2, Scene 2, line 131

Quote 28: "I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck thee berries;
I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.
A plague upon the tyrant I serve!
I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee,
thou wondrous man." Act 2, Scene 2, lines 153 - 159

Quote 29: "The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead,
and makes my labours pleasures. O, she is
Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed,
And he's composed of harshness." Act 3, Scene 1, lines 6 - 9

Quote 30: "Poor worm, thou art infected!
This visitation shows it." Act 3, Scene 1, lines 31 - 32

Quote 31: "O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound,
and crown what I profess with kind event
If I speak true; if hollowly, invert
what best is boded me to mischief: I,
Beyond all limit of what else i' th' world,
Do love, prize, honour you." Act 3, Scene 1, lines 68 - 73

Quote 32: "CALIBAN: As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer that by his cunning hath cheated me of the island.
ARIEL: Thou liest.
CALIBAN: Act to Trinculo Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou! I would my valiant master would destroy thee. I do not lie". Act 3, Scene 2, lines 40 - 45

Quote 33: "What, what did I? I did nothing! I'll go farther off." Act 3, Scene 2, line 70

Quote 34: "And that most deeply to consider is
The beauty of his daughter. He himself
Calls her nonpareil. I never saw a woman
But only Sycorax, my dam, and she;
But she as far surpasseth Sycorax
As great'st does least." Act 3, Scene 2, lines 96 - 101

Quote 35: "Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will him about mine ears; and sometime voices,
That if I then had waked after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again, and then in dreaming
The clouds methought would open and show riches
Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked
I cried to dream again." Act 3, Scene 2, lines 135 - 141

Quote 36: "A living drollery! Now I will believe
that there are unicorns; that in Arabia
There is one tree, the phoenix' throne, one phoenix
At this hour reigning there." Act 3, Scene 3, lines 21 - 24

Quote 37: "are worse than devils." Act 3, Scene 3, line 35

Quote 38: "You are three men of sin, whom destiny,
That hath to instrument this lower world
And what is in't, the never-surfeited sea
Hath caused to belch up you, and on this island
Where man doth not inhabit-you 'mongst men
Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad;" Act 3, Scene 3, lines 53 - 58

Quote 39: "All three of them are desperate: their great guilt,
like poison given to work a great time after,
Now 'gins to bite their spirits. I do beseech you
That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,
And hinder them from what this ecstasy
May now provoke them to." Act 3, Scene 3, lines 103 - 108

Quote 40: "...All thy vexations
Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
Hast strangely stood the test. Here, afore heaven
I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,
Do not smile at me that I boast of her,
For thou shalt find that she will outstrip all praise
And make it halt behind her." Act 4, Scene 1, lines 6 - 10

Quote 41: "Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple
Some vanity of mine art." Act 4, Scene 1, line 41

Quote 42: "a contract of true love to celebrate" Act 4, Scene 1, line 93

Quote 43: "How does my bounteous sister? Go with me
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be,
And honoured in their issue." Act 4, Scene 1, lines 104 - 106

Quote 44: "Let me live here forever
So rare a wondered father and wife
Makes this place a paradise." Act 4, Scene 1, lines 123 - 125

Quote 45: "This is strange. Your father's in some passion
That works him strangely.
MIRANDA: Never till this day
Saw I him so touched with anger, so distempered." Act 4, Scene 1, lines 143 - 145

Quote 46: "...These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air,
And, like the baseless fabric of vision,
The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with sleep." Act 4, Scene 1, lines 148 - 158

Quote 47: "A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,
Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost
And as with age his body uglier grows,
So his mind cankers. I will plague them all,
Even to roaring." Act 4, Scene 1, lines 188 - 193

Quote 48: "There is not only disgrace and dishonor in that,
monster, but an infinite loss." Act 4, Scene 1, lines 210 - 211

Quote 49: "I will have none on't. We shall lose our time
And all be turned to barnacles, or to apes
With foreheads villainous low." Act 4, Scene 1, lines 248 - 250

Quote 50: "If you now beheld them, your affections
Would become tender." Act 5, Scene 1, lines 18 -19

Quote 51: "Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick,
Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury
Do I take part. The rarer action is
In virtue than in vengeance." Act 5, Scene 1, lines 25 - 28

Quote 52: "Behold, sir King,
The wronged Duke of Milan, Prospero" Act 5, Scene 1, line 107

Quote 53: "I fear a madness held me. This must crave,
An if this be at all, a most strange story.
Thy dukedom I resign, and do entreat
Thou pardon me my wrongs. But how should Prospero
Be living, and be here?" Act 5, Scene 1, lines 115 - 119

Quote 54: "A daughter?
O heavens, that they were living both in Naples,
The King and Queen there! That they were, I wish
My self were mudded in that oozy bed
Where my son lies. When did you lose your daughter?" Act 5, Scene 1, lines 148 - 152

Quote 55: "O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in't!" Act 5, Scene 1, lines 181 - 184

Quote 56: "Was Milan thrust from Milan that his issue
Should become kings of Naples?" Act 5, Scene 1, lines 205 - 206

Quote 57: "O look, sir, look, here is more of us!
I prophesied if a gallows were on land
This fellow could not drown.
To Boatswain Now, blasphemy,
That swear'st grace o'erboard, not an oath on the shore?
Hast thou no mouth by land? What is the news?" Act 5, Scene 1, lines 216 - 220

Quote 58: "Sir, my liege,
Do not infest your mind with beating on
The strangeness of this business. At picked leisure,
Which shall be shortly single, I'll resolve you,
Which to you shall seem probable, of every
These happened accidents; till then, be cheerful
And think of each thing well." Act 5, Scene 1, lines 245 - 251

Quote 59: "Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter,
And seek for grace. What a thrice-double ass
Was I to take this drunkard for a god,
And worship this dull fool!" Act 5, Scene 1, lines 293 - 296

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