Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow.— William Shakespeare
Risky Lady Macbeth quotations
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing.
All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand! Oh, oh, oh!
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!
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white.
Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness.
I'm either the witch or Lady Macbeth of English politics, but someone gotta wear the pants in England when others wearing kilts
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other side
Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious, Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man.
Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers: the sleeping and the dead are but as pictures: ‘tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil
That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold; What hath quenched them hath given me fire.
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?
My war brought me many things; let yours bring you as much. Life is not to be told, call it as loud as you like, it will not tell itself. No one will be much or little except in someone else's mind, so be careful of the minds you get into, and remember Lady Macbeth, who had her mind in her hand. We can't all be as safe as that.
I once said to someone when I was playing Lady Macbeth and they said: "That's tricky, emotionally, what do you do about murdering your husband's cousin?" And there are, of course, things that aren't in your personal repertoire that you have to somehow understand by reading or watching other things and listening to other people talk about them.
Out, damned spot! out, I say! One: two: why, then 'tis time to do't. Hell is murky!
Your face is a book, where men may read strange matters.
Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil.
I'd make a wonderful Lady Macbeth. I'll wear a pair of platform shoes or something.
Maybe because Im a nice and sweet person in life, I like the darker roles.
The really dark one is Lady Macbeth.
I sometimes have these spells of compulsive truth.
But as Lady Macbeth would say, "The fit is momentary."
In Macbeth a lady is restrained from the murder of a king by his resemblance of her father as he slept. Should not all men be restrained from acts of violence and even of unkindness against their fellow men by observing in them something which resembles the Savior of the World? If nothing else certainly, a human figure?
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.
And nothing is, but what is not.
Tis safter to be that which we destroy Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.
My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man That function is smothered in surmise, And nothing is but what is not.
The very firstlings of my heart shall be The firstlings of my hand.
To beguile the time, look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye, your hand, your tongue.
To beguile the time, look like the time.
Focus on guilt will always breed fear, and focus on innocence will always breed love. Any time we project guilt onto someone else, we are fortifying the experience of guilt within ourselves. Like blood on Lady MacBeth's hands, we cannot remove our own guilty feelings as long as we are judging others.
But wherefore could not I pronounce 'Amen'? I had most need of blessing, and 'Amen' Stuck in my throat.
I went to a Jesuit school and they did a William Shakespeare play every year.
I got to know Shakespeare as parts I wanted to play. I missed out on playing Ophelia - it was an all-boys school. The younger boys used to play the girls, I played Lady Anne in Richard III and Lady Macbeth, then Richard II and Malvolio. I just became a complete Shakespeare nut, really.