110 Poetic Romeo and Juliet Quotes

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Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest pieces of literature of all time. The tragedy that was written by William Shakespeare tells the story of two young lovers who struggle against their feuding families. If you love Shakespeare’s tragic romance, you’ll definitely like our collection of romantic Romeo and Juliet quotes. If you love reading, be also sure have a look at our collection of wonderful reading quotes.

Widely considered to be Shakespeare’s most frequently performed play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a masterpiece of world literature. It tells the story of two star-crossed, young lovers who defied their feuding families with their love for each other.

“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.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is filled with beautiful poetry, intrigue, romance, comedy, and heartfelt tragedy. Reading the story of the romance between the two young lovers is wonderfully beautiful and heart-breaking at the same time.

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Enjoy our collection of romantic, tragic, and truly beautiful Romeo and Juliet quotes.

Even though the story is centered around the youngster’s love story, the subplot conveys important messages about the destructiveness of revenge and the tragedy of fate. Interestingly enough, Shakespeare ascribed his characters different poetic forms, depending on their personality and character development. In doing so, the dramatic structure of the tragedy develops not only depth but also heightened tension.

110 Poetic Romeo and Juliet Quotes

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare’s first masterpiece. He would go on to write even greater poems and tragedies, but none that was quite as distinguished as Romeo and Juliet. In the following collection of Romeo and Juliet quotes, we’ve selected the greatest and the most famous lines of the popular tragedy.

Enjoy reading our collection of Romeo and Juliet Quotes

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Beautiful Romeo and Juliet quote

“Give me my Romeo; and, when I 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.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet quote about parting

“Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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Poetic Shakespeare quote

“Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, having some business, do entreat her eyes to twinkle in their spheres till they return.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet quote about wasting love

“Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet quote about frustrating love

“If you frustrate love, you get an ocean made out of lovers’ tears.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

6.

“The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

7.

“There’s an old saying that applies to me: you can’t lose a game if you don’t play the game.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

8.

“For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

9.

“It is my soul that calls upon my name;
How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night,
like softest music to attending ears!”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

10.

“One fire burns out another’s burning,
One pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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11.

“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, William Shakespeare

12.

“Under loves heavy burden do I sink.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

13.

“I talk of dreams,
Which are the children of an idle brain.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

14.

“It is my lady! O, it is my love! O, that she knew she were!”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

15.

“Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?
Beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of divinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest – A dammed saint, an honorable villain!”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

16.

“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

17.

“What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

18.

“Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

19.

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

20.

“That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

21.

“He jests at scars that never felt a wound.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

22.

“Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

23.

“O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

24.

“Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

25.

“My only love sprung from my only hate.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

26.

“I am fortune’s fool!”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

27.

“These violent delights have violent ends.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

28.

“Well, in that hit you miss. She’ll not be hit
With Cupid’s arrow. She hath Dian’s wit,
And, in strong proof of chastity well armed,
From Love’s weak childish bow she lives uncharmed.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

29.

“Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied,
And vice sometime by action dignified.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

30.

“O teach me how I should forget to think.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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31.

“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

32.

“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

33.

“Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

34.

“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.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

35.

“Alas, that love, so gentle in his view,
Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

36.

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

37.

“How art thou out of breath when thou hast breath
To say to me that thou art out of breath?”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

38.

“It’s easy for someone to joke about scars if they’ve never been cut.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

39.

“O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art
As glorious to this night, being o’er my head
As is a winged messenger of heaven”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

40.

“My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

41.

“Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

42.

“Turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

43.

“If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

44.

“Love moderately. Long love doth so.
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

45.

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears;
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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46.

“Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
Which is as thin of substance as the air,
And more inconstant than the wind, who woos.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

47.

“One pain is lessened by another’s anguish. Take thou some new infection to thy eye, and the rank poison of the old will die.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

48.

“Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

49.

“Then move not, while my prayer’s effect I take.
Thus from my lips, by yours, my sin is purged.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

50.

“You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings
and soar with them above a common bound.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

51.

“I defy you, stars.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

52.

“A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished:
For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

53.

“I must be gone and live, or stay and die.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

54.

“Here’s what love is: a smoke made out of lovers’ sighs. When the smoke clears, love is a fire burning in your lover’s eyes.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

55.

“Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

56.

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

57.

“These sudden joys have sudden endings. They burn up in victory like fire and gunpowder.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

58.

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

59.

“One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun
Ne’er saw her match since first the world begun.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

60.

“Not proud you have, but thankful that you have. Proud can I never be of what I hate, but thankful even for hate that is meant love.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

61.

“I dreamt my lady came and found me dead
And breathed such life with kisses in my lips
That I revived and was an emperor.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

62.

“Thy wit is a very bitter sweeting; it is a most sharp sauce.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

63.

“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.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

64.

“He that is strucken blind can not forget the precious treasure of his eyesight lost.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

65.

“Here will I set up my everlasting rest,
And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

66.

“This love feel I, that feel no love in this.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

67.

“I will make thee think thy swan a crow.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

68.

“It were a grief so brief to part with thee.
Farewell.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

69.

“Care keeps his watch in every old man’s eye,
And where care lodges, sleep will never lie.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

70.

“And where two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

The following Romeo and Juliet quote is quite profound

71.

“I take thee at thy word:
Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

72.

“Some grief shows much of love,
But much of grief shows still some want of wit.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

73.

“They are but beggars that can count their worth.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

74.

“Her blood is settled, and her joints are stiff;
Life and these lips have long been separated:
Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

75.

“I have a soul of lead
So stakes me to the ground I cannot move.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

76.

“Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye
Than twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet,
And I am proof against their enmity.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

77.

“These times of woe afford no time to woo.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

78.

“There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls,
Doing more murder in this loathsome world,
Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

79.

“Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

80.

“Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear,
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

81.

“What man art thou that, thus bescreened in night,
So stumblest on my counsel?”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

82.

“The world is not thy friend, nor the world’s law.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

83.

“Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

84.

“How much salt water thrown away in waste
To season love, that of it doth not taste.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

85.

“Unless philosophy can make a Juliet,
Displant a town, reverse a prince’s doom,
It helps not, it prevails not.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

86.

“Ready to go but never to return.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

87.

“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.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

88.

“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.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

89.

“What must be shall be.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

90.

“Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that
Thou hast done to me.
Therefore turn and draw.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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91.

“Can I go forward when my heart is here?
Turn back, dull earth, and find thy center out.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

92.

“She will not stay the siege of loving terms,
Nor bide th’ encounter of assailing eyes,
Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold.
O, she is rich in beauty; only poor
That, when she dies, with dies her store.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

93.

“For you and I are past our dancing days”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

94.

“Amen, amen! but come what sorrow can,
It cannot countervail the exchange of joy
That one short minute gives me in her sight:
Do thou but close our hands with holy words,
Then love-devouring death do what he dare;
It is enough I may but call her mine.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

95.

“Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

96.

“Enough no more; Tis not so sweet now as it was before.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

97.

“Have I thought long to see this morning’s face,
And doth it give me such a sight as this?”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

98.

“There on the ground, with his own tears made drunk.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

99.

“Oh, God! I have an ill-divining soul!”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

100.

“Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

101.

“Did my heart love ’til now?”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

102.

“If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

103.

“Sometimes we punish ourselves the most.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

104.

“O shut the door! and when thou hast done so,
Come weep with me; past hope, past cure, past help!”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

105.

“What early tongue so sweet saluteth me?”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

106.

“To early seen unknown… and known to late.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

107.

“Thus with a kiss I die.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

108.

“He that hath the steerage of my course,
Direct my sail.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

109.

“A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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