Doctor Faustus Quotes

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"For, falling to a devilish exercise, And glutted with learning's golden gifts, He surfeits upon cursed necromancy."
-- Chorus (Prologue paragraph lines 23-25)

Importance: This quote describes how pride causes Faustus to make a deal with the devil.

"Affords this art no greater miracle?"
-- Faustus (Scene I paragraph line 9)

Importance: Faustus is expressing his frustration with the lack of fame his chosen profession has given him.

"I wonder what's become of Faustus that was wont to make our schools ring with sic probo?"
-- Scholar 1 (Scene II paragraph line 1)

Importance: Two scholars are searching for Faustus. This statement shows that Faustus had some recognition from his work at school, but it clearly is not the kind Faustus wants.

"I see there's virtue in my heavenly words; Who would not be proficient in this art?"
-- Faustus (Scene III paragraph lines 33-34)

Importance: This is Faustus's reaction to his first successful conjuring of a devil. This shows that Faustus thinks that magic is simple. Faustus is a little naive to the dangers of playing with magic.

"I am a..."
-- Mephistophilis (Scene III paragraph lines 46-48)

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