Famous Quotations from Macbeth
Macbeth is a treasure trove of quotations that have become a part of present-day culture. Here are the ten most famous of them all.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
(4.1.10), Weird Sisters
Fair is foul, and foul is fair.
(1.1.13), Weird Sisters
Out, damned spot! out, I say!
(5.1.32), Lady Macbeth
Something wicked this way comes.
(4.1.46), Second Weird Sister
The milk of human kindness.
(1.5.80), Lady Macbeth
It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
This is a sorry sight.
When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
(1.1.1), Weird Sisters
One fell swoop.
Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here.
(1.5.46), Lady Macbeth
Macbeth Character Introduction
Soliloquy Analysis: If it were done when 'tis done (1.7.1-29)
Soliloquy Analysis: Is this a dagger (2.1.33-61)
Soliloquy Analysis: To be thus is nothing (3.1.47-71)
Soliloquy Analysis: She should have died hereafter (5.5.17-28)
Explanatory Notes for Lady Macbeth's Soliloquy (1.5)
Explanatory Notes for the Witches' Chants (4.1)
Macbeth Plot Summary (Acts 1 and 2)
Macbeth Plot Summary (Acts 3, 4 and 5)
The Curse of Macbeth
Shakespeare's Sources for Macbeth
Macbeth Q & A
Macbeth Study Quiz (with detailed answers)
Quotations from Macbeth (Full)
Metaphors in Macbeth (Biblical)
Shakespeare's Metaphors and Similes
Shakespeare's Reputation in Elizabethan England
Shakespeare's Impact on Other Writers
Why Study Shakespeare?
Quotations About William Shakespeare