Favorite Quote from Romeo and JulietWhat are your favorite quotes from Romeo and Juliet? Mine is this passage: The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes...

Favorite Quote from Romeo and Juliet

What are your favorite quotes from Romeo and Juliet?

Mine is this passage:

The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night
(II, ii)

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Romeo, on first sight:

Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.

 

Too true!

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bmadnick | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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My favorite quote occurs in Act I, Scene 5 when the two young lovers meet at the Capulet party. The first fourteen lines are filled with religious meanings and undertones where Juliet is the saint, and Romeo is the pilgrim. I especially like how Romeo manages to get his first kiss from Juliet:

Then move not while my prayer's effect I take.
Thus from my lips, by thine my sin is purg'd.

This scene shows the innocence of young love, but it also shows some pretty smooth moves by Romeo and Juliet.

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Jamie Wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

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I like this one:

Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.  (2.6)

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Scott Locklear | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

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Here's one of many. This is Romeo speaking to Mercutio.

Is love a tender thing? it is too rough,
Too rude, too boisterous; and it pricks like thorn. (I, iv)

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wptrelease | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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I think there are no more beautiful words spoken to a beloved than those of Juliet to newly-met Romeo in Act II (the balcony scene):

"And yet I wish but for the thing I have:
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite."

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tishmel | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

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For "swooning" romantic value, you just can't beat

See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!Romeo and Juliet. ACT II Scene 2.

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