A Midsummer Night’s Dream Quotes

Puck “I’ll put a girdle round about the earth In forty minutes.”
Oberon “I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”
Puck “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
Titania “Sleep thou, and I will wind thee in my arms.”
Helena “O weary night, O long and tedious night, Abate thy hour!”
Oberon “What thou seest when thou dost wake, do it for thy true-love take. Love and languish for his sake.”
Puck “When thou wakest, thou takest true delight in the sight of thy former lady’s eye.”
Puck “Give me your hands, if we be friends, and Robin shall restore amends.”
Helena “Call you me fair? That fair again unsay.”
Puck “Thou speakest aright I am the merry wanderer of the night I jest to Oberon and make him smile.”
Titania “And this same progeny of evil comes. From our debate, from our dissention: We are their parents and original.”
Oberon “Thou shalt know the man By the Athenian garments he hath on.”
Helena “I am your spaniel.”
Lysander “Not Hermia but Helena I love; who would not change a raven for a dove?”
Titania “I am a spirit of no common rate. The summer still doth tend upon my state. And I do love thee.”
Titania “How came these thing to pass? O! How mine eyes do loathe his visage now!”
Hermia “Do thy best To pluck this crawling serpent from my breast”
Theseus “I woo’d thee with my sword”
Helena “The dove pursues the griffin; the mild hind Makes speed to catch the tiger”
Hermia “By all the vows that ever men have broke”
Puck “How now, spirit! whither wander you?”
Hermia “Belike for want of rain, which I could well, Between them from the tempest of my eyes,”
Hermia “O, then, what graces in my love do dwell, that he hath turn’d a heaven unto a hell!”
Lysander “Through Athens’ gates have we devised to steal.”
Fairy “Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire I do wander everywhere Swifter than the moon’s sphere. And I serve the fairy queen,”
Puck “She never had so sweet a changeling, and jealous Oberon would have the child knight of his train, to trace the forests wild; but she perforce with holds the loved boy, crowns him with flowers, and makes him all her joy,”
Fairy “Are not you he that frights the maidens of the villagery, skim milk and sometimes labour in the queen, and bootless make the breath less housewife churn; and sometime make the drink to bear no barm,”
Puck “Thou speak’st aright; I am that merry wanderer of the night,”
Titania “Your buskin’d mistress and your warrior love, to Theseus must be wedded, and you come to give their bed joy and prosperity,”
Oberon “Glance at my credit with Hippolyta, knowing I know thy love to Theseus,”
Titania “These are the forgeries of jealousy: and never, since the middle summer’s spring,”
Titania “But she, being mortal, of that boy did die; and for her sake do I rear up her boy; and for her sake I will not part with him,”
Oberon “Fetch me that flower; the herb I shew’d thee once: the juice of it on sleeping eye-lids laid, will make of man or woman madly dote, upon the next live creature that it sees,”
Demetrius “I love thee not, therefore pursue me not,”
Demetrius “You do impeach your modesty too much, to leave the city and commit yourself into the of one that loves you not; trust the opportunity of the night,”
Helena “For you in my respect are all the world, then how can it be said I am alone,”
Helena “Your wrongs do set a scandal on my sex: we cannot fight for love, as men may do; we should be woo’d, and were not mad to woo. I’ll follow thee, and make a heaven of hell, to die upon the hand I love so well,”
Oberon “And with the juice of this I’ll streak her eyes, and make her full of hateful fantasies,”
Oberon “This falls out better than I could devise,”
Puck “This is the woman, but not this the man,”
Lysander “Look when I vow, I weep; and vows so born, in their nativity all truth appears,”
Helena “If you were civil and knew courtesy, you would not do me thus much injury,”
Helena “Have with our needles created both one flower, both on one sampler sitting on one cushion, both warbling of one song, both in one key,”
Hermia “I am amazed at your passionate words, I scorn you not; it seems you scorn me,”
Hermia “You thief of love what have you come by night and stolen my love’s heart from him,”
Helena “She was a vixen when she went to school; And though she by but little, she is fierce,”
Oberon “And back to Athens shall the lovers wend, with league whose date till death shall never end,”
Puck “On the ground sleep sound, I’ll apply to your eye, gentle lover, remedy,”
Lysander “One turf shall serve as a pillow for us both. One heart, one bed, two bosoms, and one troth.”
Demetrius “O Helena, goddess, nyph, perfect, divine! To what, my love, shall I compare thine eyne? Crystal is muddy. Oh, how ripe in show Thy lips, those kissing cherries, tempting grow!”