Witches: ‘When shall
we three meet again?
In thunder, lightning or
in rain?’
Captain: ‘For brave
Macbeth--well he
deserves that name’
DUNCAN: ‘O valiant cousin! worthy
No more that thane of Cawdor shall
Our bosom interest: go pronounce his
present death,
And with his former title greet Macbeth.’
Witches: ‘All hail Macbeth
Thane of Cawdor
All hail Macbeth, that shalt be
king hereafter.(To Banquo)
‘Thou shalt get kings, thou
though be none’
Lady Macbeth: ‘Look
like th’innocent flower,
but be the serpent
Macbeth: ‘O, full of
scorpions is my mind,
dear wife.’
Macbeth (to Ghost):
‘Quit my sight! Let the
earth hide thee!’
Beware Macduff!
None of woman born shall harm
Macbeth shall never vanquished be
until Great Birnam Wood to high
Dunsinane Hill shall come against
Macbeth (about
MacDuff):‘Give to
th’edge o’th’sword his
wife, babes, and all… ‘
Lady Macbeth: ‘Out
damned spot! Out I
say! Here’s the smell of
blood still’
Lady Macbeth:‘It is too
full o' the milk of human
Lady Macbeth (soliloquy)
:‘That I may pour my
spirits in thine ear;
And chastise with the
valour of my tongue’
Macbeth: ‘I will not be
afraid of death and
bane till Birnam Forest
come to Dunsinane.’
MacDuff: ‘Turn, hellhound, turn. Macduff
was from his mother’s
womb untimely ripped.’
Lady Macbeth
(sililoquoy):‘Come, you
spirits that tend on
mortal thoughts, unsex
me here’
Lady Macbeth:‘And fill
me from the crown to
the toe top-full
Of direst cruelty!
Lady Macbeth: ‘make
thick my blood;
Stop up the access and
passage to remorse’
Lady Macbeth: ‘I would, while
it was smiling in my face,
Have pluck'd my nipple from
his boneless gums,
And dash'd the brains out,
had I so sworn as you Have
done to this.’
Lady Macbeth: ‘What
beast was't, then, That
made you break this
enterprise to me?
When you durst do it,
then you were a man’
Macbeth (soliloquy): ‘Duncan
Hath borne his faculties so
meek, hath been so clear in his
great office, that his virtues will
plead like angels, trumpettongued, against the deep
damnation of his taking-off’
Lady Macbeth: ‘Give
me the daggers’
Lady Macbeth: ‘My
hands are of your
colour; but I shame
to wear a heart so
Witches: ‘Fair is foul
and foul is fair’
• Ross (To MacDuff): ‘Your
castle is surprised; your wife
and babes savagely
slaughter'd: to relate the
manner, Were, on the quarry
of these murder'd deer’
Lady Macbeth (sleep walking): ‘Out,
damned spot! out, I say!--One: two:
why, then, 'tis time to do't.--Hell is
‘Yet who would have thought the old
man to have had so much blood in
Lady Macbeth (sleep
walking): ‘Will these
hands ne'er be clean?’
Macbeth: ‘She should have
died hereafter. There would
have been a time for such a
Macbeth: ‘I must fight the
course. What’s he that was
not born of woman? Such a
one am I to fear, or none.’
Macbeth: ’Thou wast born of
woman. But swords I smile at,
weapons laugh to scorn,
brandished by man that’s of a
woman born.’
Enter MACDUFF with
MACBETH’s head
Banquo (soliloquy): ‘Thou hast it
now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all,
As the weird women promised,
and I fear thou played’st most
foully for ’t.’
Macbeth (soliloquy): ‘To be
thus is nothing, but to be
safely thus. Our fears in
Banquo stick deep’
Lady Macbeth: ‘What’s
done cannot be
Macbeth: (to GHOST)
‘Thou canst not say I did
it. Never shake thy gory
locks at me.’
Lady Macbeth: ‘Sit, worthy
friends. My lord is often thus
and hath been from his youth.
Pray you, keep seat.
The fit is momentary; upon a
thought he will again be well.’
Macbeth: ‘It will have
blood, they say. Blood
will have blood’
Witch: ‘And you all
know, security is
mortals' chiefest
FIRST APPARITION ‘Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth!
Beware Macduff. Beware the thane of Fife.’
SECOND APPARITION ‘Be bloody, bold, and
resolute. Laugh to scorn the power of man, for
none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.’
‘Macbeth shall never vanquished be until
Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill
Shall come against him.’
Malcom (To MacDuff):
‘Let grief convert to
Doctor (about Lady
Macbeth): ‘More needs
she the divine than the
Macbeth (to Doctor):
‘Canst thou not minister
to a mind diseased’
MacDuff: ‘Boundless
intemperance In nature is a
tyranny. It hath been the
untimely emptying of the
happy throne and fall of many
Macbeth: ‘I have no
spur to prick the
sides of my intent’
Macbeth: ‘Vaulting
Banquo: ‘I fear thou
play’ds most foully for’t’
Macbeth: ‘I am afraid to
think what I have done’
Macbeth: ‘I am in blood
step’d in so far that,
should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious
as go o’ver’
Macbeth: ‘I’ll fight till
from my bones my
flesh be hack’d’