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Quotes on - Ambition

.- Art not without ambition, but without the illness that should attend it (LM to M)
- The bell invites me. Hear it not Duncan for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell (M)
- We have scorched the snake but not killed it (M)
- I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent but only vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself and falls on th'other (M)

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Quotes on - Evil

- I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er (Macbeth)
- Naught's had, all's spent, Where our desire is got without content (Lady Macbeth)
- By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes [enter Macbeth]
- Come, you spirits ... unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe, top-full fo direst cruelty! (Lady Macbeth)

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Quotes on - Macbeth

- I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er
- By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes [enter Macbeth]
- Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs against the use of nature
- If chance may have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir
- This dead butcher and his fiend queen
- O full of scorpions is my mind dear wife
- Be innocent of the knowledge dearest chuck
- Till he unseam'd him from the nave to th'chaps and fixed his head upon our battlements
- Cannot be ill cannot be good
- The bell invites me. Hear it not Duncan for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell
- We have scorched the snake but not killed it
- I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent but only vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself and falls on th'other
- Glamis hath murdered sleep and so Cawdor shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more
- Will all great Neptunes's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No: this hand will rather the multitudinous seas incardine

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Quotes on - Lady Macbeth

- Naught's had, all's spent, Where our desire is got without content
- I would ... have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out, had I sworn so
- Come, you spirits ... unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe, top-full fo direst cruelty!
- These deeds must not be thought after these ways: so it will make us mad
- Will these hands ne'er be clean
- Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark to cry ' Hold, Hold'
- Too full o'th'milk of human kindness

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Quotes on - Supernatural and Fate

.- If chance may have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir (Macbeth)
- Fair is foul and foul is fair (Witches)
- This even handed justice commends th'ingredience of our poison'd chalice to our own lips (Macbeth)
- Blood will have blood (Macbeth)
- The bell invites me. Hear it not Duncan for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell (Macbeth)
- But wherefore could not I pronounce amen? I had most need of blessing and Amen stuck in my throat

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Quotes on - Banquo

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Quotes on - Reality vs illusion and fear

.- Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark to cry ' Hold, Hold' (Lady Macbeth)
- Look like th'innocent flower but be the serpent under't (LM)
- There's daggers in men's smiles; the nea'er in blood. the nearer bloody (Donalbain)

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Quotes on - The witches

- Fair is foul and foul is fair
- When shall we three meet again, in thunder lightning or in rain
- Double double toil and trouble