28 Romeo and Juliet Quotes You Should Have Memorized

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Time to revisit a classic.

Fall In Love With Shakespeare Again When You Read 28 Romeo & Juliet Quotes

Romeo and Juliet is a classic Shakespearean piece that you likely read (or pretended to read) in high school.

Now it's time to revisit some of the most popular quotes from Romeo and Juliet. Think of it as a reunion of sorts. If you're in your adulthood the likelihood of you reading Shakespeare again is probably pretty scarce. But now you get to take a walk down memory lane. Maybe pick a romantic Romeo and Juliet quote and send it to your spouse. Or find a snarky comment and send it to your ex. Regardless, have fun with these Romeo and Juliet quotes, you never know when you're going to read it again.

Romeo and Juliet Quotes

  • "If I profane with my unworthiest hand. This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this: my lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss." - Romeo
  • "Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, which mannerly devotion shows in this; for saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss." - Juliet

  • "I dreamt a dream tonight." - Romeo

  • "And so did I." - Mercutio

  • "Well, what was yours?" - Romeo

  • "That dreamers often lie." - Mercutio

  • "In bed asleep while they do dream things true." - Romeo

  • "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo." - Juliet

  • "Parting is such sweet sorrow." - Juliet

  • "But soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!— Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief, that thou her maid art far more fair than she." - Juliet

Romeo and Juliet Quotes About Love

  • "Under loves heavy burden do I sin."

  • "Are you in love?" - Benvolio

  • "Out--." - Romeo

  • "Of love?" - Benvolio

  • "The one I love doesn't love me." - Romeo

  • "For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancour to pure love." - Friar Lawrence

  • "For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo." - Prince

  • "These violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die; like fire and powder, which, as they kiss, consume: the sweetest honey is loathsome in his own deliciousness, and in the taste confounds the appetite: Therefore love moderately: long love doth so." - Friar Lawrence

  • "This love that thou hast shown doth add more grief to too much of mine own. Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes; being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, achoking gall, and a preserving sweet." - Romeo

  • "My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathed enemy." - Juliet

  • "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." - Juliet

Quotes from Romeo and Juliet

  • "Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, nor arm, nor face, nor any other part belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." - Juliet

  • "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

  • "O, swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable." - Juliet

  • "Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast." - Friar Lawrence

  • "This is thy sheath [stabs herself]; there rest, and let me die." - Juliet

  • "This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet." - Juliet

  • "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright." - Romeo

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