Famous quotes


A selection of well known quotes from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

Leonato: 'There's a skirmish of wit between them' (Act 1, Scene 1)

Don Pedro: 'In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke' (Act 1, Scene 1)

Beatrice: 'He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man' (Act 2, Scene 1)

Beatrice: 'As merry as the day is long' (Act 2, Scene 1)

Don Pedro: 'Speak low if you speak love' (Act 2, Scene 1)

Claudio: 'Friendship is constant in all other things,
Save in the office and affairs of love.' (Act 2, Scene 1)

Benedick: 'She speaks poniards, and every word stabs' (Act 2, Scene 1)

Benedick: 'When I said I should die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married' (Act 2, Scene 3)

Hero: 'Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps' (Act 3, Scene 1)

Benedick: 'Everyone can master a grief but he that has it' (Act 3, Scene 2)

Dogberry: 'Are you good men and true?' (Act 3, Scene 3)

Beatrice: 'I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest' (Act 4, Scene 1)

Leonato: 'For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently' (Act 5, Scene 1)

Benedick: 'In a false quarrel there is no true valour' (Act 5, Scene 1)

Benedick: 'Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably' (Act 5, Scene 2)

Claudio: 'Done to death by slanderous tongues' (Act 5, Scene 3)

Photo: Amara Karan (Hero) and Sagar Arya (Claudio) Much Ado About Nothing (2012). Photo by Ellie Kurttz.

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