Hamlet Act 1 Quotes

“A mote it is to trouble the mind’s eye.” Scene 1; Horatio; the ghost is defiantly something to be worried about, reminds him of the ghost before Julius Cesar died
” But look, the morn in russet mantle clad walks o’er the dew of yon high eastward hill” Scene 1; Horatio; red sky…talking about the sunrise
” Seems, madam? nay, it is, I know not seems” Hamlet; I don’t seem sad, I am sad
” But I have that within which passes show, these but the trappings and suits of woe” Scene 2; Hamlet; he’s not wearing the dark clothes for show, he’s wearing them because that is really how he feels
‘Good Hamlet, cast thy knighted color off and let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark Scene 2; Queen Gertrude to Hamlet; she tells Hamlet to stop grieving over his father and start being nice to the new King
O that this too too solid flesh would melt, thaw and resolve itself into dew” Scene 2; Hamlet; he wishes he could disappear
“Frailty, thy name is woman!” Scene 2; Hamlet talking to himself; angry with how quickly it took his mother to remarry after his father death
“Foul deeds will rise, though all the earth o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes.” Scene 2; Bad actions will be revealed even though tries to hide it
“For Hamlet, and the trifling of his favor, hold it a fashion and a toy in blood” Scene 3; Laertes to Olphela; tries to convince her to avoid being involved with prince Hamlet
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be” Polinious’s advice; don’t borrow money from anyone and don’t lend it to anyone; ruins friendships either way
“To thine own self be true” Poliniouss advice; Be true to yourself
” Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” Scene 4; Marcellus; something bad is about to happen in Denmark
”The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears the crown Scene 5; Ghost; King Hamlets brother who is now king killed him
“Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive against thy mother aught. Leave her to heaven” Scene 5; Ghost; be nice to your mother for it is not her fault, do not judge her leave that to Heaven
“Adieu, adieu, adieu! Remember me.” Scene 5; Ghost; remember me in everything you do
“One may smile, and smile, and be a villain” Scene5; Hamlet; someone can smile and seem friendly but really they are the ones to be worried about
” There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy” Scene 5; Hamlet; referring to the supernatural (ghost) to Horatio…nothing can explain this
As I perchance hereafter shall meet to put an antic disposition on.. Scene 5; Hamlet to Horatio and Marcellus; tells them to keep that night (with the ghost) secret no matter what and to not question any of his actions no matter what