Fair is foul, and foul is fair, hover through fog and filthy air.— William Shakespeare
Unique Important Macbeth quotations
Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it.
A little water clears us of this deed.
Out, damned spot! Out, I say!
The instruments of darkness tell us truths.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness.
Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other side
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell.
By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.
If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me.
Or art thou but / A dagger of the mind, a false creation, / Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
Out, damned spot! out, I say! One: two: why, then 'tis time to do't. Hell is murky!
Stars hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires: The eyes wink at the hand; yet let that be which the eye fears, when it is done, to see
There's husbandry in heaven; Their candles are all out.
That but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We'ld jump the life to come.
Tis safter to be that which we destroy Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence
Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return to plague the inventor.
If you think about Shakespeare, you remember Richard III and Macbeth before you remember Ferdinand, whose role is just to fall in love and be a bit of a wimp. I love the baddies. More important, though, is making the baddies somehow, weirdly, understood.