Much Ado About Nothing Act 1 Quotes

I pray you, is Signor Mountanto returned from the wars or no? Beatrice
God help the noble Claudio! If he have caught the Benedick, it will cost him a thousand pound ere ‘a be cured. Beatrice
Good Signor Leonato, are you come to meet your trouble? The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it. Don Pedro
But it is certain I am loved of all ladies, only you excepted; and I would I could find in my heart that I had not a hard heart, for truly I love none. Benedick
A bird of my tongue is better than a beast of yours. Beatrice
Thou thinkest I am in sport. I pray thee, tell me truly how thou lik’st her. Claudio
Can the world buy such a jewel? Claudio
Is’t come to this? In faith, hath not the world one man but he will wear his cap with suspicion? Shall I never see a bachelor of threescore again? Benedick
But that I will have a recheat winded in my forehead or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all women shall pardon me. Because I will not do them wrong to mistrust any, I will do myself the right to trust none; and the fine is, for the which I may go the finer, I will live a bachelor. Benedick
Well, if thou dost fall from this faith, thou wilt prove a notable argument. Don Pedro
My liege, Your Highness now may do me good. Claudio
Hath Leonato any son, my lord? Claudio
Dost thou affect her, Claudio? Don Pedro
But now I am returned and that war thoughts have left their places vacant; in their rooms come thronging soft and delicate desires, all prompting me how fair young Hero is, saying I liked her ere I went to wars. Claudio
If thou dost love fair Hero, cherish it, and I will break with her and with her father, and thou shalt have her. Don Pedro
How sweetly you do minister to love, that know love’s grief by his complexion! Claudio
I will assume thy part in some disguise, and tell fair Hero I am Claudio. Don Pedro
The Prince discovered to Claudio that he loved my niece your daughter and meant to acknowledge it this night in a dance. Antonio
Hath the fellow any wit that told you this? Leonato
But I will acquaint my daughter withal, that she may be the better prepared for an answer, if peradventure this be true. Leonato
There is no measure in the occasion that breeds; therefore the sadness is without limit. Don John
I cannot hide what I am. Don John
You have of late stood out against your brother, and he hath ta’en you newly into his grace, where it is impossible you should take true root but by the fair weather that you make yourself. Conrad
I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace. Don John
I whipped me behind an arras, and there heard it agreed upon that the Prince should woo Hero for himself, and having obtained her, give her to Count Claudio. Borachio
This may prove food to my displeasure. Don John
Would the cook were o’ my mind! Don John