Act 1, Scene 7

MACBETH: If we should fail?

LADY MACBETH: We Fail? But screw your courage to the sticking place, and we’ll not fail! I shall start thee up.

MACBETH: If thy starts me up, I shalt never cease!

LADY MACBETH: You shalt be running hot!

MACBETH: Reckon that I, pray, doth not blow my top!

LADY MACBETH: Then again I shalt start thee up!

MACBETH: Ah, but my fair lady, you make a grown man weep.

Act 3, Scene 1

HAMLET: Get thee to a nunnery: why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I cast my sight upon a portal of crimson and I wish to cast it in black. No colors exist in my sight anymore, I wish them all to turn to black. I see fair maidens pass by garbed in their sun garments! And I hath to cast mine face aside until the night of my soul doth pass!

OPHELIA: Hamlet, my lord?

HAMLET: No more wilt though vast sea of emerald turn to the deepest of azure. I can not contemplate such a fate befalling thee! I wish to see it painted! Painted black! Black as the coal! Black as the night! Wish to see God’s own sun, blotted out from the sky!

Romeo and Juliet
Act 1, Scene 2

JULIET: O Romeo! O Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse they name… for I cannot acquire any satisfaction. Lo, though I hath tried, and I hath tried, and I hath tried, I can’t get no …

ROMEO: O fair maid, though I saw thee only briefly today at thine reception, a glass from the finest of they father’s vineyards in your hand, I knew… one cannot always obtain what thou wants!

JULIET: Romeo!

ROMEO: Nay! Thou cannot always acquire what thy wants!

JULIET: But if thou tries upon an occasion, if God’s mercy prevails, thou gets what thy needs!

(Juliet’s nurse calls from within the house)

JULIET: Babe, thou best come back… perhaps the next week… for can’t thou see I am on a losing streak!

ROMEO: Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast.

King Lear
Act 1, Scene 1

LEAR: Aye! Is this the girl who at once ands till had me down? The girl who at once hast pushed my own self around? Ha!

BURGUNDY: My king…

LEAR: It is down to thee! The change it hath come, she is under my thumb! But no longer…

BURGUNDY: I hath no answer.

LEAR: Ah, but it is just a squirmin’ dog hath just had her day! A girl who hath changed her ways!

FRANCE: And is it not the truth, babe?… Your highness.



The Taming of the Shrew
Act 2, Scene 1

KATHERINE: I shalt never be thy beast of burden.

PETRUCHIO: Nor I. Mine back is broad, but it causes pains.

KATHERINE: Still I shalt not consent to thy wills and be thine beast of burden

PETRUCHIO: Am I not hard enough to suit thy lady? Nor am I rough enough? And still, not rich enough? I can certainly bear witness that I am not without sight.

KATHERINE: Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never be!

PETRUCHIO: All that I request of the fair lady is that thou makes love to me!

KATHERINE: Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never be!