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1

Macbeth, thinking that the sooner they kill Duncan, the better

"If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly,"

2

Macbeth, he needs to make his decision

"But in these cases we still have judgement here,"

3

Macbeth, he knows he should be protecting Duncan

"As his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife myself,"

4

Macbeth, only ambition fuels his dark desires

"I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other,"

5

Macbeth, deciding that he will not kill Duncan

"We will proceed no further in this business: he hath honoured me of late, and I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people, which would be worn now in their newest gloss, not cast aside so soon,"

6

Macbeth, trying to defend himself from his wife

"Prithee, peace. I dare do all that may become a man; who dares do more, is none,"

7

Lady Macbeth, saying that if she had said she'd do something, she'd do it

"I have given suck, and know how tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me-I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, and dashed the brains out,"

8

Lady Macbeth, reassuring Macbeth

"But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail,"

9

Macbeth, saying how he must act

"False face must hide what the false heart doth know,"