Much Ado about Nothing Quotes

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"How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping!"
-- Leonato (Act One paragraph Scene One)

Importance: In this quote, the genre of the play (comedy) is established by the happy events it refers to. It also foreshadows coming events, for Leonato will have the opportunity to both weep and joy in the coming scenes.

"As the event stamps them: but they have a good cover; they show well outward. The prince and Count Claudio, walking in a thick-peached alley in mine orchard, were thus much overheard by a man of mine: the prince discovered to Claudio that he loved my niece your daughter and meant to acknowledge it this night in a dance: and if he found her accordant, he meant to take the present time by the top and instantly break with you of it."
-- Antonio (Act One paragraph Scene Two)

Importance: In this quote, Antonio explains the situation as he believes it is unfolding to his brother...

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