A list of well-known quotes from Shakespeare's tragicomedy, in order of appearance in the play

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Cymbeline by Kneehigh Theatre, as part of the RSC's Complete Works Festival. Directed by Emma Rice
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Lest the bargain should catch cold and starve.
(Iachimo, Act 1 Scene 4)

Boldness be my friend:
Arm me audacity from head to foot!
(Iachimo, Act 1 Scene 6)

Every jack-slave hath his bellyfull of fighting.
(Cloten,  Act 2 Scene 1)

How bravely thou becom'st thy bed!
(Iachimo, Act 2 Scene 2)

Ambitions, covetings, change of prides, disdain,
Nice longing, slanders, mutability, 
All faults that may be named, nay, that hell knows,
Why, hers, in part of all.
(Posthumus, Act 2 Scene 4)

Our cage
We make a choir, as doth the prisoned bird,
And sing our bondage freely.
(Arviragus, Act 3 Scene 3)

The game is up.
(Belarius, Act 3 Scene 3)

'Tis slander,
Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue
Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath
Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie
All corners of the world.
(Pisanio, Act 3 Scene 4)

I have not slept one wink.
(Pisanio, Act 3 Scene 4)

I see a man’s life is a tedious one.
(Innogen, Act 3 Scene 6)

All gold and silver rather turn to dirt.
(Arviragus, Act 3 Scene 6)

Play judge and executioner all himself.
(Guiderius, Act 4 Scene 2)

Fear no more the heat o' the sun,
Nor the furious winter's rages,
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages.
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.
(Guiderius, Act 4 Scene 2)

Hang there like fruit, my soul, 
Till the tree die.
(Posthumus, Act 5 Scene 4)

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