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Famous Romeo And Juliet Quotes

Famous Romeo and Juliet quotes: ‘What’s in a name?’

1.  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” — Juliet, Act II, Scene II

2.  “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” —  Juliet, Act II, Scene II

3.  “What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.” — Tybalt, Act I, Scene I

4.  “What a plague o’ both your houses!” —  Mercutio, Act III, Scene I

5.  “I do but keep the peace Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me.” — Benvolio, Act I, Scene I

6.  “These violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume.” — Friar Laurence, Act II, Scene VI

7.  “I bear no hatred, blessed man, for, lo, my intercession likewise steads my foe.” — Friar Laurence, Act II, Scene III

8.  “O, I am fortune’s fool!” —  Romeo, Act III, Scene I

9.  “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.” — Friar Laurence, Act II, Scene III

10.  “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” — Malvolio, Act II, Scene V

Famous Romeo and Juliet quotes: ‘Goodnight! parting…’

11. “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.” — Juliet, Act II, Scene II

12.  “Death lies on her like an untimely frost Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.” — Capulet, Act IV, Scene V

13.  “These times of woe afford no time to woo.” — Paris, Act IV, Scene I

14.  “O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you She is the fairies’ midwife, and she comes in shape no bigger than an agate stone on the forefinger of an alderman.” — Mercutio, Act I, Scene IV

15.  “My naked weapon is out: quarrel, I will back thee.” — Mercutio, Act III, Scene I

16.  “My child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen the change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.” — Capulet, Act I, Scene II

17.  “More than prince of cats, I can tell you.” — Mercutio, Act II, Scene IV

18.  “For you and I are past our dancing days.” — Capulet, Act I, Scene V

19.  “I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy.” — Mercutio, Act I, Scene IV

20.  “My words are but wind, and yet they frighten thee.” — Mercutio, Act III, Scene I

Famous Romeo and Juliet quotes: ‘For never was a story…’

21.  “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” — Prince Escalus, Act V, Scene III

22.  “It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden, too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere one can say ‘It is.'” — Friar Laurence, Act II, Scene III

Romeo Quotes

23. “This is the hag, when maids lie on their backs, that presses them and learns them first to bear, making them women of good carriage.” — Romeo, Act I, Scene IV

24.  “Oh, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do; They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.” — Romeo, Act I, Scene V

25.  “He jests at scars that never felt a wound.” — Romeo, Act II, Scene II

26.  “There is no world without Verona walls, But purgatory, torture, hell itself.” — Romeo, Act III, Scene III

27.  “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night as a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear.” — Romeo, Act I, Scene V

Romeo quotes: ‘Tempt not a desperate man.’

28.  “Tempt not a desperate man.” — Romeo, Act V, Scene III

29.  “Tis torture, and not mercy Heaven is here, Where Juliet lives; and every cat and dog and little mouse, every unworthy thing, Live here in heaven and may look on her, But Romeo may not.” — Romeo, Act III, Scene III

30.  “If I profane with my unworthiest hand This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.” — Romeo, Act I, Scene V

31.  “This day’s black fate on more days doth depend; This but begins the woe others must end.” — Romeo, Act III, Scene I

32.  “Not I, believe me You have dancing shoes with nimble soles; I have a soul of lead So stakes me to the ground I cannot move.” — Romeo, Act I, Scene IV

33.  “Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace! Thou talk’st of nothing.” — Romeo, Act III, Scene I

Romeo quotes: ‘I’ve forgot why…’

34.  “I have forgot why I did call thee back.” — Romeo, Act II, Scene II

35.  “O, teach me how I should forget to think!” —  Romeo, Act I, Scene I

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Juliet Quotes

Aesthetic Juliet quotes: ‘Is there no pity…’

36.  “Is there no pity sitting in the clouds, that sees into the bottom of my grief?” —  Juliet, Act III, Scene V

37.  “Do not swear at all; Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self, which is the god of my idolatry, And I’ll believe thee.” — Juliet, Act II, Scene II

38.  “O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die.” — Juliet, Act V, Scene III

39.  “Oh, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, from off the battlements of any tower, or walk in thievish ways, or bid me lurk Where serpents are Chain me with roaring bears, or hide me nightly in a charnel house.” — Juliet, Act IV, Scene I

Aesthetic Juliet quotes: ‘Come, gentle night…’

40. “Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-browed night, give me my Romeo.” —  Juliet, Act III, Scene II

Romeo And Juliet Quotes About Love

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41.  “O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb; Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”   Juliet, Act II, Scene II

Romantic Romeo and Juliet quotes: ‘My only love…’

42.  “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!” —  Juliet, Act I, Scene V

43.  “Here’s to my love! O true apothecary, thy drugs are quick Thus, with a kiss I die.” — Romeo, Act V, Scene III

44.  “Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.” — Romeo, Act I, Scene I

45.  “Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.” — Romeo, Act I, Scene IV

Romeo and Juliet quotes about love: ‘A pair of star-crossed…’

46. “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.” —  Chorus, Prologue

47.  “Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.” — Romeo, Act II, Scene II

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Romeo and Juliet romantic love quotes: ‘See how she leans…’

48.  “See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O, that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek!” —  Romeo, Act II, Scene II

49.  “O, then, I see you are not in love with me.” — Romeo, Act I, Scene I

50.  “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting Villain am I none; Therefore, farewell; I see thou know’st me not.” — Romeo, Act III, Scene I

51.  “What’s here? A cup, closed in my true love’s hand? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end.” — Juliet, Act V, Scene III

52.  “Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” — Friar Laurence, Act II, Scene III

53.  “I pray thee, chide not She whom I love now Doth grace for grace and love for love allow.” — Romeo, Act II, Scene IV

54.  “Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still, Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will!” —  Benvolio, Act I, Scene I

55.  “Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate, O any thing of nothing first create! O heavy lightness, serious vanity, Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms; Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health; Still-waking sleep that is not what it is. This love feel I, that feel no love in this.” —  Romeo, Act I, Scene I

56.  “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” — Friar Laurence, Act II, Scene III

Aesthetic Romeo and Juliet Quotes about love.

57.  “But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.” — Romeo, Act II, Scene II

58.  “And yet, I wish but for the thing I have My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.” — Juliet, Act II, Scene II

59.  “This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.” —  Romeo, Act II, Scene II

Final Thoughts

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare remain a timeless masterpiece that continues to inspire and captivate audiences with its timeless story of love and tragedy.

Here we’ve collected 59 Famous Romeo And Juliet Quotes, including quotes from both Romeo and Juliet and quotes about love from the play.