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Romeo And Juliet Quotes And Sayings

25 Romeo And Juliet Quotes-William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest writer in the world.  He is known for his world renowned plays and sonnets.  One of his most popular plays is Romeo and Juliet.  In this tragedy two young lovers who are on opposite sides of fighting families commit suicide.  They wanted to remain together even in death despite the battling.  The language used in this play is stunning.  The main characters used words to express their love magnificently.  Many quotes have been created form this play.  These quotes can be used to express your degree of love for another.  Here are an example of three powerful quotes from Romeo and Juliet.

25 Romeo And Juliet Quotes

“Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.” William Shakespeare


“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.” William Shakespeare


“He jests at scars that never felt a wound.” William Shakespeare


“Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!” William Shakespeare


“These violent delights have violent ends.” William Shakespeare


“My only love sprung from my only hate.” William Shakespeare


“What light through yonder window breaks?” William Shakespeare


“Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?” William Shakespeare


“Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.” William Shakespeare


“where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” William Shakespeare


“Mercutio: “If love be rough with you, be rough with love;” William Shakespeare


“Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.” William Shakespeare


“The world is not thy friend, nor the world’s law. – Romeo”  William Shakespeare


“What sadness lengthens Romeo’s hours?”    William Shakespeare


“For you and I are past our dancing days.” William Shakespeare


“I’ll look to like; if looking, liking move.” William Shakespeare


“Death is my son-in-law, death is my heir.” William Shakespeare


“Death lies on her like an untimely frost.” William Shakespeare


“He that hath the steerage of my course, Direct my sail.” William Shakespeare


“O teach me how I should forget to think (1.1.224)” William Shakespeare


“I must be gone and live, or stay and die.” William Shakespeare


“The weakest goes to the wall.” William Shakespeare


“Out of her favour, where I am in love.” William Shakespeare


“You have dancing shoes with nimble soles. I have a soul of lead.” William Shakespeare


“Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still, Should without eyes see pathways to his will!” William Shakespeare


O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright-Romeo (Act I, Scene 5) Romeo and Juliet-William

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When Romeo sees Juliet for the first time he is captivated.  He thinks she is exquisite.  This is so much so that she may be able to instruct the torches how to produce stunning light.  In other words Romeo is saying she is hot!  Her beauty illuminates the room.  Now these words may seem odd if used today.  But just look at Romeo’s powerful simplicity of expression.  Shakespeare was indeed a marvelous writer.

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet-Juliet (Act II, Scene 2) Romeo and Juliet-William Shakespeare

Many claim that this is Shakespeare’s greatest quotation.  In it Juliet expresses her displeasure for the term name.  She continues to focus on the fact that if a rose had a different name it would still be a rose with all the features.  She is angry because she loves Romeo who carries the name of a rival family.  Because of this feud the couple is not supposed to be together.  Thus her point is that the name of something is insignificant when placed against what it is.

Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.-Juliet (Act II, Scene 2) Romeo and Juliet-William Shakespeare

These words were spoken by Juliet when she and Romeo confessed their love.  Immediately after their declaration they had to be separated.  Juliet hates the sorrow involved in being parted from her love.  But the time they spend together prior to the parting is sweet.

The play Romeo and Juliet is a great collector’s item.  The language or quotes it possesses are magnificent.  These three quotes are mere some of the wonderful ones used by Shakespeare.  Thinking about these words can help you to see how deep you can get with your verbal expression of love.

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