Twelfth Night – Feste Quotes

“”I know his soul is in heaven” “To mourn for your brother’s soul being in heaven” Feste uses wordplay to show that Olivia is the fool because she is mourning her brother even though she thinks he’s in heaven
“Old hermit of Prague” Feste is mocking priests here, part of his job is to give social views which are shown in this quote, he creates an imaginary expert
“There is no darkness but ignorance” Feste cruelly tries to persuade Malvolio that he is mad and in fact it is not dark but light
“Praise me and make an ass of me” “tell me plainly I am an ass” Feste’s wordplay is very clever and impresses Orsino
“Whirligig of time brings in his revenges” Feste has no sympathy for Malvolio and says he deserved what he got
“I wear not motley in my brain” Feste is only a fool by profession
“Now Jove in his next commodity of hair send thee a beard” Perhaps a subtle hint that Feste knows Viola’s true identity
“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit” Feste may be a fool but he is in fact very intelligent
“For thy mind is a very opal” Feste is very good at reading people, he can tell that Orsino is a character of changeable nature
“And we’ll strive to please you every day” Feste is given the final word in the play
“My part of death no one so true did share it” (I’m the truest lover who ever died for love) Feste can be seen to be mocking Orsino in his song about a lover who dies for love