“She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them”

OTHELLO Her father loved me; oft invited me; Still question'd me the story of my life, From year to year, the battles, sieges, fortunes, That I have passed. I ran it through, even from my boyish days, To the very moment that he bade me tell it; Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field Of hair-breadth scapes i' the imminent deadly breach, Of being taken by the insolent foe And sold to slavery, of my redemption thence And portance in my travels' Read more [...]

“All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand”

This quote is from Act V Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. I this scene a gentlewoman and the doctor are talking about Lady Macbeth. Suddenly she enters with a candle in her hand. She talks about the murder of Lady MacDuff and Banquo. In this trace she feels having blood on her hands which cannot be washed. Read more [...]

“Of one that loved not wisely but too well”

OTHELLO: I pray you, in your letters,  When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak Of one that lov'd not wisely but too well; Of one not easily jealous, but being wrought, Perplex'd in the extreme…   This line is from the swan-song of Shakespeare famous character, Othello. Othello kills himself, as he has gone mad: one of the men he trusted, Iago cheated on him by pretending he is his friend. Read more [...]

“a foregone conclusion.”

Othello: O monstrous, monstrous! Iago: Nay, this was but his dream. Othello: But this denoted a foregone conclusion. Iago: 'Tis a shrewd doubt, though it be but a dream, And this may help to thicken other proofs, That do demonstrate thinly.   These lines are from Act III Scene 3 from Shakespeare’s play Othello. In this part Othello is already under Iago’s spell and believes that Desdemona has betrayed him. He also believes that Cassio’s alleged dreams are due to adultery Read more [...]

“I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at; I am not what I am.”

This quotation is from Shakespeare’s famous play, Othello. This is a sentence from the opening scene, when Iago and Roderigo talks about the relationship of Othello and Desdemona. This is the part, where tha audience learns that it’s no good to trust in Iago.