A Shakespearean quote such as “To be, or not to be” and the famous “O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?” quote form some of literature’s most celebrated lines and if asked to recite one of Shakespeare’s most famous romeo and juliet quotes the majority of people would choose one of these. However, many expressions that we use every day originated in Shakespeare’s plays. We use the Bard’s words all of the time in everyday speech, however, we are often totally unaware that we are ‘borrowing’ sayings from his work – we frequently quote Shakespeare! Will Shake-speare is attributed with writing 38 plays, Famous Shakespearean sonnets and 5 other poems and used about 21,000 different words. Shake-speare is credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with the introduction of nearly 3,000 words into the language. It’s no wonder that expressions from his works are an ‘anonymous’ part of the English language.
Famous Romeo and Juliet Quotes
- “It is the east, and Juliet is the sun” Romeo and Juliet ( Quote Act II, Scene II).
- “Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
Romeo and Juliet ( Quote Act II, Scene II).
- “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. Romeo and Juliet ( Quote Act II, Sc. II).
- “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast”. ( Quote Act II, Scene III).
- “Tempt not a desperate man” Romeo and Juliet Quote (Act V, Sc. III).
- “For you and I are past our dancing days” . Romeo and Juliet ( Quote Act I, Scene V).
- “O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright” Romeo and Juliet Quote (Act I, Sc. V).
- “It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear” . ( Quote Act I, Scene V).
- “See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!” Romeo and Juliet Quote (Act II, Sc. II).
- “Not stepping o’er the bounds of modesty”. ( Quote Act IV, Sc. II).
- What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet. (2.2.45-6), Juliet
- O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? (2.2.35), Juliet
- A plague o’ both your houses!
They have made worms’ meat of me! (3.1.95-6), Mercutio
- But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. (2.2.2-3), Romeo
- A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life. (Prologue, 7)
- Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow. (2.2.197-8), Juliet
- See how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek! (2.2.23-5), Romeo
- Thus with a kiss I die. (5.3.121), Romeo
- O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright.
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear. (1.5.43-45), Romeo
- O happy dagger! (5.3.175), Juliet
Famous romeo and juliet quotes. Enjoy!
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