Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Famous Romeo and Juliet Quotes


Romeo and Juliet are one of the most famous couples found in literature in the famous play 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare. It is also one of the greatest love stories of all time and greatly favored by people all over the world. It cannot be wrong to say that Romeo and Juliet are synonyms for love! Their love story has inspired many real life lovers and other pieces of literature in different languages. In this romantic novel, there are several love quotes that tell us more about self less and passionate love. Also, students will find this list of famous Romeo and Juliet quotes helpful in better understanding of this romantic novel.

Popular Quotes from Romeo and Juliet

The following are popular love quotes from the play, 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare:

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name.
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet!

As is the bud bit with an envious worm
Ere he can spread his sweet leaves to the air,
Or dedicate his beauty to the sun.

Spread thy close curtain, love-performing night.

How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night,
Like softest music to attending ears!

See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!

But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
who is already sick and pale with grief
That thou her maid art far more fair than she!

One fire burns out another's burning,
One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish!

Her beauty makes this vault a feasting presence full of light!

These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume!

O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright!

O my love, my wife!
Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty!

It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear!

Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun!

Is love a tender thing? It is too rough,
Too rude, too boist'rous; and it pricks like thorn.

This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.

O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.

Ah, dear Juliet, Why art thou yet so fair? Shall I believe / That unsubstantial Death is amorous.

My only love sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

O comfortable friar! Where is my lord? I do remember well where I should be, and there I am. Where is my Romeo?

For stony limits cannot hold love out,
And what love can do that dares love attempt.

A greater power than we can contradict
Hath thwarted our intents.

Seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death!

They may seize on the white wonder of dear Juliet's hand,
And steal immortal blessing from her lips,
Who, even in pure and vestal modesty,
Still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin.

Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from
their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.

I'll look to like, if looking liking move; But no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly.

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow / That I shall say good night till it be morrow!


These quotes must have made you too fall in love with your beloved all over again. It is a must for all the literature lovers and real life lovers to read this romantic play at least once in a lifetime. Lastly, here is one of the most heart rendering famous quotes from the legendary Romeo and Juliet:

For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo!

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