Hamlet Quote Quiz

Person A: …But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son – Person B: [aside] A little more than kin, and less than kind. Person A: How is it that the clouds still hang on you? Person B: Not so my lord; I am too much i’ the sun. Claudius and Hamlet, Act I, Scene ii
O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew. Hamlet Soliloquy , Act I, Scene ii
Frailty, thy name is woman! Hamlet Soliloquy, Act I, Scene ii
Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, Whiles, like a puff’d and reckless libertine, Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads. And recks not his own rede. Ophelia to Laertes, Act I, Scene iii
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice; Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment. Polonius to Laertes Act I, Scene iii
* This above all — to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Polonius to Laertes Act I, Scene iii
My hour is almost come When I to sulphrous and tormenting flames Must render up myself. Ghost to Hamlet, Act I, Scene v
The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown. Ghost to Hamlet, Act I, Scene v
O most pernicious woman! O, villain, villain, smiling, damned villain! My tables, — meet it is I set it down, That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain. Hamlet (kinda a Soliloquy I guess), Act I, Scene v
* The time is out of joint; O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right! Hamlet to Horatio and Marcellus, Act I, Scene v
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief. Polonius to Claudius and Gertrude, Act II, Scene ii
Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. Hamlet, read by Polonius, Act II, Scene ii
Person A: Do you know me, my lord? Person B: Excellent well; you’re a fishmonger. Person A: Not I, my lord. Person B: Then I would you were so honest a man. Person A: Honest, my lord! Person B: Ay, sir; to be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand. Person A: That’s very true, my lord. Person B: [Reads] For if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog, being a god kissing carrion, — Have you a daughter? Person A: I have, my lord. Person B: Let her not walk i’ the sun: conception is a blessing: but not as your daughter may conceive; — friend, look to ‘t. Person A: [Aside] How say you by that? Still harping on my daughter: — yet he knew me not at first; he said I was a fishmonger: he is far gone, far gone: and truly in my youth I suffered much extremity for love; very near this. Polonius and Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii
Person A: What do you read, my lord? Person B: Words, words, words. Polonius and Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii
Person A: [Aside] Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t. – Will you walk out of the air, my lord? Person B: Into my grave. Polonius and Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii
Person A: My honored lord, I will most humbly take my leave of you. Person B: You cannot, sir, take from me anything that I will more willingly part withal — except my life — except my life — except my life. Polonius and Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii
Person A: My excellent good friends! How dost thou Guildenstern? Ah, Rosencrantz! Good lads, how do you both? Person B: As indifferent as children of the earth. Person C: Happy in that we are not overhappy; on Fortune’s cap we are not the very button. Person A: Nor the soles of her shoe? Person B: Neither, my lord. Person A: Then you live about her waist, or in the middle of her favours? Person C: Faith, her privates we. Person A: In the secret parts of Fortune? O, most true! She is a strumpet. What’s the news? Person B: None, my lord, but that the world’s grown honest. Person A: Then is doomsday near. Hamlet, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Act II, Scene ii
What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me; no, nor woman neither, though, by your smiling, you seem to say so. Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Act II, Scene ii
O! what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Hamlet Soliloquy, Act II, Scene ii
What’s Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her? Hamlet Soliloquy, Act II, Scene ii
* The play’s the thing, Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king. Hamlet Soliloquy, Act II, Scene ii
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Gertrude to Hamlet, Act III, Scene ii
Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world: now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business, as the day Would quake to look on. Hamlet Soliloquy, Act III, Scene ii
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never to heaven go. Claudius, right after Hamlet leaves, Act III, Scene iii
Be thou assur’d, if words be made of breath, And breath of life, I have no life to breathe What thou hast said to me. Gertrude to Hamlet, Act III, Scene iv
Person A: Where is Polonius? Person B: In heaven; send thither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him i’ the other place yourself. But, indeed, if you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby. Claudius and Hamlet, Act IV, Scene iii
Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Horatio on Hamlet’s death, Act V, Scene ii