The Tempest

Famous lines

I have suffered
With those that I saw suffer...

Miranda, Act 1, Scene 2

You taught me language, and my profit on’t
Is, I know how to curse.

Caliban, Act 1, Scene 2

Good wombs have borne bad sons.

Miranda, Act 1, Scene 2

Your tale, sir, would cure deafness.

Miranda, Act 1, Scene 2

Hell is empty
And all the devils are here.

Ariel, Act 1, Scene 2

This island's mine.

Caliban, Act 1, Scene 2

Full fathom five thy father lies.
Of his bones are coral made. 
Those are pearls that were his eyes. 
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell...

Ariel, Act 1, Scene 2

What’s past is prologue.

Antonio, Act 2, Scene 1

What have we here? A man or a fish? Dead or alive?

Trinculo, Act 2, Scene 2

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

Trinculo, Act 2, Scene 2

I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you...

Miranda, Act 3, Scene 1

Hear my soul speak:
The very instant that I saw you, did
My heart fly to your service; there resides,
To make me slave to it...

Ferdinand, Act 3, Scene 1

Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices
That, if I then had waked after long sleep
Will make me sleep again; and then in dreaming
The clouds methought would open and show riches
Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked
I cried to dream again.

Caliban, Act 3, Scene 2

… Thought is free.

Stephano, Act 3, Scene 3

We are such stuff
as dreams are made on, and our little life
is rounded with a sleep.

Prospero, Act 4, Scene 1

These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air...

Prospero, Act 4, Scene 1

Now does my project gather to a head:
My charms crack not; my spirits obey...

Prospero, Act 5, Scene 1

Where the bee sucks, there suck I:
In a cowslip's bell I lie...

Ariel, Act 5, Scene 1

I have been in such a pickle since I
saw you last...

Trinculo, Act 5, Scene 1

O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t!

Miranda, Act 5, Scene 1

... the rarer action is
In virtue than in vengeance.

Prospero, Act 5, Scene 1

I'll break my staff,
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
And deeper than did ever plummet sound
I'll drown my book.

Prospero, Act 5, Scene 1

As you from crimes would pardon'd be,
Let your indulgence set me free.

Prospero, Act 5, Scene 1