Romeo and Juliet Quotes

“I’ll look to like if looking like move. But no more deep will I endart mine eye Than your consent gives strength to make it fly.” (Juliet) Lady Capulet and Nurse are trying to convince Juliet to check out Paris. This shows maturity, respect, and passive aggressive. Juliet is independent and knows what she wants.
“I fear too early for my mind misgives. Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night’s revels, and expire the term Of a despised life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death. But he that hath the steerage of my course, Direct my sail. On, lusty gentlemen.” (Romeo) Romeo is having a premonitition before going to the party; He’s foreshadowing his death.
“My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy.” (Juliet) She’d just found out that Romeo was a Montague; foreshadows that something bad is going to happen.
“It is the east, and Juliet is the Sun” (Romeo) Romeo is creeping around her house, and he means that she is beautiful. Compares her to the heavens; worshipping her.
“Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And i’ll no longer be a Capulet.” (Juliet) She’s on her balcony expressing her feelings while Romeo is outside listening; She wonders why he has to be a Montague and thinks he should just give up his name.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet” (Juliet) Romeo is still listening to her– She’s standing on the balcony talking. She’s questioning the value of a name. Are they important? She’s a modern thinker.
“Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye than twenty of their swords. Look thou but sweet, And I am proof against their enmity” (Romeo) Talking about her relatives, and Juliet says that if they see him they will kill him. He’s giving her a compliment. Saying it is more dangerous to love her than the pain of being killed. Show’s his immaturity, moving too fast.
“More than Prince of Cats. Oh, he’s the courageous captain of the compliments. He fights as you sing prick-song, keeps time, distance, and proportion. He rests his minim rest, one two and be third in your bosom” (Mercutio) When Romeo and Tybalt are challenged to a fight, the significance is that Tybalt kills Mercutio
“If you should lead her into a fool’s paradise, as they say, it were a very gross kind of behavior.” (Nurse) Romeo is telling her about the details of the wedding, it’s a warning and shows the relationship with Juliet
“The earth, that’s nature’s mother, is her tomb. What is her burying, grave that is her womb.” (Friar Lawrence) When he was picking herbs in the garden; good and evil coexist and nature can give and destroy life
“These violent delights have violet ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder.” (Friar Lawrence) When Romeo and Friar are talking before the wedding; Friar is telling him that as fast as their loves is it will be destructive and cause deaths of many people.
“Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villian (Tybalt) When Tybalt is arguing with Romeo about crashing the party; Tybalt likes to fight and is always looking for a reason.
“I do protest, I never injured thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise. Til thou shalt know the reason of my love” (Romeo) When Romeo doesn’t want to fight Tybalt because they are now cousins, this is dramatic irony because we know they are married and that’s why R doesn’t want to fight
“Good king of cats, nothing but one of your nine lives, that I mean to make bold withal, and, as you shall use me hereafter, drybeat the rest of the eight. WIll you pluck your sword out of his pilcher by the ears? Make haste, lest mine be about your ears ere it be out.” (Mercutio) Tybalt is frustrated with Romeo and Mercutio can’t stand it, he’s annoyed with Romeo; Mercutio is about to die; his inability to let it go makes him die
“Do you bit your thumb at us, sir? I do bit my thumb sir.” (Abram -> Sampson) In the streets of Verona; a sexual joke.
“And too soon marred are those so early made./ Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she;/ She is the hopeful lady of my earth./ But woo her, genter Paris, get her heart;/ My will to her consent is but a part.” (lord Capulet) to Paris; saying that it is jUliet’s decision if they get married, but he should please her and make him love him until she makes her decision
“A plague o’ both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me. I have it, and soundly, too. Your houses!” (Mercutio) when he was defending romeo from the way tybalt talked to him and before he died
“There is no world without Verona walls, but purgatory, torture, hell, itself hence “banished” is “banished from the world, and the world’s exile is death.” (Romeo) When he is being banished; he says that being kicked out of Verona is like being kicked out of the world because that is where juliet is
“Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband? Ah, poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name WHen i, they three-hours wife, have mangled it?” (Juliet) She is talking to the nurse and wondering if she should say bad things about romeo because he killed tybalt or if she should let it go
“hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wrech I tell thee what; get the to church o’ thursday, or never after look me in the face” (Lord Capulet) talking to juliet really badly because she doesnt want to marry paries