THe Twelfth Night: Important Quotes

If music be the food of love, play on; /Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,/ The appetite may sicken, and so we die Act I Scene IDuke to servants and musicians
So full of shapes is fancy/ That it alone is high fantastical Act I Scene I Duke discussing love to servant and musicians- wants love
The element itself, till seven years’ heat,/ Shall not behold her face at ample view; Act I Scene IValentine tells the Duke that Olivia’s brother has died and refuses to see men
What country, friends, is this? Act I Scene IIViola to the captainshe just arrived in Illyria
Be you this eunuch, and your mute I’ll be:/ When my tongue blabs, then let mine eyes not see Act I Scene IIcaptain tells Vila that he will keep her identity a secret
By my troth, Sir Toby, you must come in earlier o’ nights: Act I Scene IIIMaria to Sir Toby- Olivia and Maria are worried about Sir Toby
Confine! I’ll confine myself no finer than I am: these clothes are good enough to drink in; Act I Scene IIISir Toby to MariaSir Toby is drunk
Whoe’er I woo, myself would be his wife Act I Scene IVViola (aside) likes the Duke
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage; Act I Scene V Clown to Maria jokes that getting killed is a good way to avoid getting married
The lady bade take away the food; therefore, I say again, take her away Act I Scene V The clown tells the servants to take away the fool (Olivia)
I marvel your ladyship takes delight in such a barren rascal: Act I Scene V Malvolio to Clown- tells Clown that he is acting like a fool
Make me a willow cabin at your gate,/And call upon my soul within the house; Act I Scene V Viola to Olivia- makes Olivia fall in love with Viola
Unless the master were the man. How now!/ Even so quickly may one catch the plague? Act I Scene VOlivia wishes the Duke was more like Cesario
I left no ring with her: what means this lady?/ Fortune forbid my outside have not charm’d her! Act II Scene IIViola has a soliloquy and realizes that Olivia loves her
O time! thou must untangle this, not I;/ It is too hard a knot for me to untie! Act II Scene II Viola realizes that Olivia likes her and tries to get out of the mess
Come hither, boy; if ever thou shalt love,/ in the sweet pangs of it remember me; Act II Scene IVThe duke warns “Cesario” about loving and marrying older women
It gives a very echo to the seat/ Where Love is throned. Act II Scene IVViola to Duke- tells Duke that the song shows love
There is no woman’s sides/ Can bide the beating of so strong a passion/ As love doth give my heart; Act II Scene IVThe Duke says women lack the ability to love and contain emotions
I am all the daughters of my father’s house,/ And all the brothers too: Act II Scene IVCesario/Viola says that she is all that her father has left
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some/ have greatness thrust upon ’em. Act II Scene V”Olivia’s letter” to Malvolio
This is the air; that is the glorious sun;/ This pearl she gave me, I do feel’t and see’t; Act IV Scene IIISebastian’s soliloquy- talks about the love that Olivia has given him
Do I stand there? I never had a brother; Act V Scene ISebastian tells others that he never had a brother when that is really Viola
You shall from this time be/ Your master’s mistress. Act V Scene IDuke tells Viola that he wants her to marry him
And thus the whirlgig of time brings in his revenges Act V Scene IMalvolio plans for them to pay for their tricks