Twelfth Night

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Act 1, scene 1 Quotes
If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die. (1-3)
Related Characters: Orsino (speaker)
So full of shapes is fancy
That it alone is high fantastical. (14-15)
Related Characters: Orsino (speaker)
Act 1, scene 3 Quotes
I am a great eater of beef , and I believe that does harm to my wit. (79-80)
Related Characters: Sir Andrew Aguecheek (speaker)
I would I had bestowed that time in the tongues, that I have in fencing, dancing and bear-baiting: O, had I but followed the arts! (85-87)
Related Characters: Sir Andrew Aguecheek (speaker)
Act 1, scene 4 Quotes
Thy small pipe
Is as the maiden's organ, shrill and sound,
And all is semblative a woman's part. (32-34)
Related Characters: Orsino (speaker), Viola (Cesario)
Act 1, scene 5 Quotes
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage. (17)
Related Characters: Feste (speaker)
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit. (32)
Related Characters: Feste (speaker)
He is very well-favored and he speaks very shrewishly; one would think his mother's milk were scarce out of him. (149-151)
Related Characters: Malvolio (speaker), Viola (Cesario)
Lady, you are the cruell'st she alive
If you will lead these graces to the grave
And leave the world no copy. (224-226)
Related Characters: Viola (Cesario) (speaker), Olivia
Make me a willow cabin at your gate
And call upon my soul within the house;
Write loyal cantons of contemned love
And sing them loud even in the dead of night;
Halloo your name to the reverberate hills
And make the babbling gossip of the air
Cry out 'Olivia!' O, You should not rest
Between the elements of air and earth
But you should pity me. (251-259)
Related Characters: Viola (Cesario) (speaker), Orsino, Olivia
Act 2, scene 3 Quotes
O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O, stay and hear; your true love's coming. (39)
Related Characters: Feste (speaker)
What is love? Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter:
What's to come is still unsure.
In delay there lies no plenty;
Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty:
Youth's a stuff will not endure. (43-48)
Related Characters: Feste (speaker)
Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale? (108-109)
Related Characters: Sir Toby (speaker), Malvolio
My purpose, indeed, is a horse of that color. (158)
Related Characters: Maria (speaker)
I was adored once too. (171)
Related Characters: Sir Andrew Aguecheek (speaker)
Act 2, scene 4 Quotes
Let still the woman take
An elder than herself: so wears she to him,
So sways she level in her husband's heart:
For, boy, however we do praise ourselves,
Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm,
More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn,
Than women's are. (28-34)
Related Characters: Orsino (speaker), Viola (Cesario)
Then let thy love be younger than thyself,
Or thy affection cannot hold the bent. (35-36)
Related Characters: Orsino (speaker)
Now the melancholy god protect thee, and the tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is a very opal. (72-73)
Related Characters: Feste (speaker), Orsino
Viola: My father had a daughter loved a man,
As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman,
I should your lordship.
Orsino: And what's her history?
Viola: A blank, my lord. She never told her love,
But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek: she pined in thought,
And with a green and yellow melancholy
She sat like patience on a monument,
Smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed? (105-114)
Related Characters: Viola (Cesario) (speaker), Orsino (speaker)
I am all the daughters of my father's house
And all the brothers too. (119-120)
Related Characters: Viola (Cesario) (speaker)
Act 2, scene 5 Quotes
Now is the woodcock near the gin. (78)
Related Characters: Fabian (speaker), Malvolio
I may command where I adore. (98)
Related Characters: Malvolio (speaker)
Be not afraid of greatness: Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em. (130)
Related Characters: Olivia (speaker), Malvolio (speaker)
Act 3, scene 1 Quotes
This fellow's wise enough to play the fool,
And to do that well craves a kind of wit. (57-58)
Related Characters: Viola (Cesario) (speaker), Feste
O world! how apt the poor are to be proud. (124)
Related Characters: Olivia (speaker)
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. (153)
Related Characters: Olivia (speaker)
Act 3, scene 4 Quotes
Why, this is very midsummer madness. (53)
Related Characters: Olivia (speaker), Malvolio
Go hang yourselves all! You are idle shallow things; I am not of your element. (113)
Related Characters: Malvolio (speaker), Maria, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Feste, Fabian
If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction. (118-119)
Related Characters: Fabian (speaker)
Act 5, scene 1 Quotes
Give me thy hand
And let me see thee in thy woman's weeds. (264-5)
Related Characters: Orsino (speaker), Viola (Cesario)
Why have you suffered me to be imprisoned,
Kept in a dark house, visited by the priest,
And made the most notorious geck and gull
That e'er invention played on? Tell me why. (331-334)
Related Characters: Malvolio (speaker), Olivia
I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you. (384)
Related Characters: Malvolio (speaker), Maria, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Feste, Fabian
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