Romeo and Juliet

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Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...


Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

Abraham, Act 1, Scene 1

What, drawn, and talk of peace! I hate the word,
As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee...

Tybalt, Act 1, Scene 1

O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.

Mercutio, Act 1, Scene 4

O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!

Romeo, Act 1, Scene 5

Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.

Romeo, Act 1, Scene 5

But, soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

Romeo, Act 2, Scene 2

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
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, Act 2, Scene 2

What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet...

Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.

Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow
That I shall say good night til it be morrow.

Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2

For this alliance may so happy prove, 
To turn your households' rancour to pure love.

Friar Lawrence, Act 2, Scene 3

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.

Friar Lawrence, Act 2, Scene 3

A plague o' both your houses!
They have made worms’ meat of me!

Mercutio, Act 3, Scene 1

O, I am fortune's fool!

Romeo, Act 3, Scene 1

Give me my Romeo, and, when he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night,
And pay no worship to the garish sun.

Juliet, Act 3, Scene 2

I must be gone and live, or stay and die.

Romeo, Act 3, Scene 5

These violent delights have violent ends.

Friar Lawrence, Act 2, Scene 6

Is it even so? then I defy you, stars!

Romeo, Act 5, Scene 1

O true apothecary, 
Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die. 

Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3

O happy dagger!

Juliet, Act 5, Scene 3

… all are punished.

Prince, Act 5, Scene 3

A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished:
For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

Prince Escalus, Act 5, Scene 3

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