Thursday, February 13, 2020

Shakespearean Quotes from different plays which have been asked in exam. Expected quotes for NET 2020 JUNE.

King Lear quotes that have been asked in NET exam 

Cordelia: Nothing.
Lear: Nothing can come of nothing, speak again. 
(Act 1 Scene 1)

Now, gods, stand up for bastards! 
(Edmund, Act 1 Scene 2)

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is 
To have a thankless child! 
(Lear, Act 1 Scene 4)

Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. 
(Fool, Act, 1 Scene 5)

Blow winds and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow, 
You cataracts and hurricanoes. 
(Lear, Act 3 Scene 2)

I am a man 
More sinned against than sinning.
(Lear, Act 3 Scene 2)

As flies to wanton boys are we to th' gods: 
They kill us for their sport. 
(Gloucester, Act 4 Scene 1)

So distribution should undo excess, 
And each man have enough.
(Gloucester, Act 4 Scene 1)

They told me I was everything: 'tis a lie, I am no ague-proof.
(Lear, Act 4 Scene 5)

Get thee glass eyes, 
And like a scurvy politician seem 
To see the things thou dost not. 
(Lear, Act 4 Scene 5)

When we are born, we cry that we are come 
To this great stage of fools. 
(Lear, Act 4 Scene 5)

Men must endure 
Their going hence, even as their coming hither. 
(Edgar, Act 5 Scene 2)

When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down 
And ask of thee forgiveness. 
(Lear, Act 5 Scene 3)

Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, 
And thou no breath at all? 
(Lear, Act 5 Scene 3)

We that are young 
Shall never see so much, nor live so long. 
(Edgar, Act 5 Scene 

FAMOUS QUOTES from Hamlet 

Hamlet is such an often-quoted play, it is almost impossible to select just a few well-known quotes, but here are some likely contenders, in order of appearance in the play.

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O, that this too, too solid flesh would melt,
Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!
(Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 2)

Neither a borrower nor a lender be, 
For loan oft loses both itself and friend, 
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
(Polonius, Act 1 Scene 3)

...though I am native here
And to the manner born, it is a custom 
More honoured in the breach than the observance.
(Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 4)

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
(Marcellus, Act 1 Scene 4)

That one may smile and smile and be a villain.
(Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 5)

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in our philosophy.
(Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 5)

Brevity is the soul of wit.
(Polonius, Act 2 Scene 2) 

Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.
(Polonius, Act 2 Scene 2) 
(This is often summarised or misquoted as: 'There's method in his madness')

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
(Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2)

O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! 
(Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2)

To be, or not to be, that is the question.
(Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 1)

The lady protests too much, methinks.
(Gertrude, Act 3 Scene 2)
(This is often misquoted as: 'Methinks the lady doth protest too much')

How all occasions do inform against me, and spur my dull revenge. 
(This famous soliloquy by Hamlet appears only in the Second Quarto in an extended Act 4 Scene 3)

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: A fellow of infinite jest.  
(Hamlet, Act 5 Scene 1)
(This is often misquoted as: 'Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well')

If it be now, 'tis not to come: if it be not to come, it will be now: if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all.  
(Hamlet, Act 5 Scene 2)

The rest is silence. 
(Hamlet, Act 5 Scene 2)

Goodnight, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
(Horatio, Act 5 Scene 2)


Here we've listed a few of the well-known quotes in The Merchant of Venice, in order of appearance in the play.

Peter O'Toole as Shylock. The Merchant of Venice (1960) directed by Michael Langham.

I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano,
A stage where every man must play a part,
And mine a sad one.
(Antonio, Act 1 Scene 1)

God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.
(Portia, Act 1 Scene 2)

I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you. What news on the Rialto?
(Shylock, Act 1 Scene 3)

How like a fawning publican he looks!
I hate him for he is a Christian,
But more, for that in low simplicity
He lends out money gratis and brings down
The rate of usance here with us in Venice. 
(Shylock, Act 1 Scene 3)

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. 
(Antonio, Act 1 Scene 3)

I like not fair terms and a villain's mind. 
(Bassanio, Act 1 Scene 3)

Mislike me not for my complexion, 
The shadowed livery of the burnished sun.
(Morocco, Act 2 Scene 1)

It is a wise father that knows his own child. 
(Lancelet, Act 2 Scene 2)

In the twinkling.
(Lancelet, Act 2 Scene 2)

But love is blind, and lovers cannot see 
The pretty follies that themselves commit.
(Jessica, Act 2 Scene 6)

All that glisters is not gold. 
(Morocco, Act 2 Scene 7)

Young in limbs, in judgement old.
(Morocco, Act 2 Scene 7)

The portrait of a blinking idiot.
(Aragon, Act 2 Scene 9)

Let him look to his bond.
(Shylock, Act 3 Scene 1)

If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? 
(Shylock, Act 3 Scene 1)

Tell me where is fancy bred, 
Or in the heart or in the head? 
(Singer, Act 3 Scene 2)

I never knew so young a body with so old a head.
(Duke, Act 4 Scene 1)

The quality of mercy is not strained,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: 
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. 
(Portia, Act 4 Scene 1)

I am never merry when I hear sweet music. 
(Jessica, Act 5 Scene 1)

The man that hath no music in himself, 
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, 
Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. 
The motions of his spirit are dull as night
And his affections dark as Erebus. 
Let no such man be trusted. 
(Lorenzo, Act 5 Scene 1)

Here are some well-known quotes from Romeo and Juliet 

A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.
(Chorus, Prologue)

Abraham: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?
Sampson: I do bite my thumb, sir.
(Act 1 Scene 1)

But, soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
(Romeo, Act 2 Scene 1)

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
(Juliet, Act 2 Scene 1)

That which we call a rose 
By any other word would smell as sweet.
(Juliet, Act 2 Scene 1)

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
(Juliet, Act 2 Scene 1)

For this alliance may so happy prove, 
To turn your households' rancour to pure love.
(Friar Laurence, Act 2 Scene 2)

These violent delights have violent ends.
(Friar Laurence, Act 2 Scene 5)

A plague o' both your houses!
(Mercutio, Act 3 Scene 1)

Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.
(Prince, Act 3 Scene 1)

O deadly sin! O rude unthankfulness!
(Friar Laurence, Act 3 Scene 3)

Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch!
I tell thee what: get thee to church o'Thursday, 
Or never after look me in the face. 
(Capulet, Act 3 Scene 5)

Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! Here's drink: I drink to thee.
(Juliet, Act 4 Scene 3)

O true apothecary, 
Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die. 
(Romeo, Act 5 Scene 3)

O happy dagger, 
This is thy sheath: there rust, and let me die.
(Juliet, Act 5 Scene 3)

All are punished.
(Prince, Act 5 Scene 3)

For never was a story of more woe 
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
(Prince, Act 5 Scene 3)

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