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Quotes from Hamlet by William Shakespeare

"Hamlet" is one of Shakespeare's most famous writings. It has everything we have come to love about theater. It has love, hate, backstabbing, revenge, sadness, and death. I've always preferred this play to Shakespeare's other well-known works. Maybe that's because the lines aren't repeated as often or I could somehow better relate to the protagonist. Who knows? All I know is that "Hamlet" is one of my favorite works of all-time. Below you can read some of the best quotes from the play.

But in the gross and scope of my opinion, / This bodes some strange eruption to our state.
ACT I Scene 1
And then it started like a guilty thing / Upon a fearful summons.
ACT I Scene 1
The head is not more native to the heart.
ACT I Scene 2
All that lives must die, / Passing through nature to eternity.
ACT I Scene 2
Seems, madam! nay, it is; I know not 'seems.' / 'T is not alone my inky cloak, good mother, / Nor customary suits of solemn black.
ACT I Scene 2
In my mind's eye, Horatio.
ACT I Scene 2
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. / Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, / Grapple them to thy soul with hoops
ACT I Scene 3
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
ACT I Scene 4
Brevity is the soul of wit.
ACT II Scene 2

Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks.
ACT II Scene 2
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