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28+ quotes from Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

Quotes from Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare ·  336 pages

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“The breaking of so great a thing should make
A greater crack: the round world
Should have shook lions into civil streets,
And citizens to their dens.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“In time we hate that which we often fear.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Music, moody food
Of us that trade in love.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety."
Antony and Cleopatra (II.ii) ~William Shakespeare”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“But she makes hungry
Where she most satisfies...”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“That truth should be silent I had almost forgot. (Enobarbus)”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Finish, good lady; the bright day is done, And we are for the Dark. (Act 5, Scene 2)”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch
Which hurts and is desired.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“The crown o' the earth doth melt. My lord!
O, wither'd is the garland of the war,
The soldier's pole is fall'n: young boys and girls
Are level now with men; the odds is gone,
And there is nothing left remarkable
Beneath the visiting moon.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne,
Burnt on the water.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“My salad days
When I was green in judgment, cold in blood,
To say as I said then!”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Come, sir, come,
I'll wrestle with you in my strength of love.
Look, here I have you, thus I let you go,
And give you to the gods.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“The breaking of so great a thing should make
A greater crack. The round world
Should have shook lions into civil streets
And citizens to their dens. The death of Anthony
Is not a single doom, in the name lay
A moiety of the world.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“But yet let me lament
with tears as sovereign as the blood of hearts [...]
that our stars, irreconcilable, should divide
our equalness to this.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“The worm is not to be trusted...”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“For what good turn?
Messenger: For the best turn of the bed.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“The April's in her eyes: it is love's Spring,
And these the showers to bring it on..”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Kingdoms are clay: our dungy earth alike
Feeds beast as man.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Where souls do couch on flowers we’ll hand in hand...”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“My desolation does begin to make a better life.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Alack, sir, no; her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love. We cannot call her winds and waters sighs and tears; they are greater storms and tempests than almanacs can report: this cannot be cunning in her; if it be, she makes a shower of rain as well as Jove.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“If you find him sad, say I am dancing. If in mirth, report that I am sudden sick.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Cleopatra: Whoever is born on a day I forget to send a message to Antony will die a beggar. Bring ink and paper, Charmian. Welcome, my good Alexas. Charmian, did I ever love Caesar as much as this?

Charmian:
Oh, that splendid Caesar!

Cleopatra:
May you choke on any other sentiments like that! Say, “That splendid Antony.”

Charmian:
The courageous Caesar!

Cleopatra:
By Isis, I’ll give you bloody teeth if you ever compare Caesar with Antony, my best man among men.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“He kiss’d, –the last of many doubled kisses, –this orient pearl.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Let him forever go!-Let him not, Charmian.
Though he be painted one way like a Gorgon,
The other way he's a Mars.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“..What our contempt often hurls from us,
We wish it our again; the present pleasure,
By revolution lowering,does become
The opposite of itself..”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


“Antony:
O, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See
How I convey my shame out of thine eyes
By looking back what I have left behind
'Stroyed in dishonour.

Cleopatra:
O my lord, my lord,
Forgive my fearful sails! I little thought
You would have followed.

Antony:
Egypt, thou knew'st too well
My heart was to thy rudder tied by th' strings,
And thou shouldst tow me after. O'er my spirit
Thy full supremacy thou knew'st, and that
Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods
Command me.

Cleopatra:
O, my pardon!

Antony:
Now I must
To the young man send humble treaties, dodge
And palter in the shifts of lowness, who
With half the bulk o' th' world played as I pleased,
Making and marring fortunes. You did know
How much you were my conqueror, and that
My sword, made weak by my affection, would
Obey it on all cause.

Cleopatra:
Pardon, pardon!

Antony:
Fall not a tear, I say; one of them rates
All that is won and lost. Give me a kiss.
Even this repays me.
We sent our schoolmaster; is 'a come back?
Love, I am full of lead. Some wine
Within there, and our viands! Fortune knows
We scorn her most when she offers blows.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from Antony and Cleopatra


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William Shakespeare
Born place: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, The United Kingdom
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