Macbeth Quotez

Me ma picked up one of those ‘Less Stress, Less Success’ books for Macbeth last year. It’s pretty good. Figured I’d drop some knowledge on your asses. Although it took me bloody hours to scrape all the info together so ya’ll better appreciate it. I feel sick from study. Mind and body just aren’t designed for it.

Anyway. First, a quick scene summary. These are from my personal notes, so it might be a bit confusing. I couldn’t be arsed trying to figure out what I meant so I’m just copying it out verbatim. You should be familiar enough with it to fill in the blanks.

Scene Summaries

A1S1 – Opening with the witches
A1S2 – Battlefield scene. Everybody stokes on how awesome Macbeth is
A1S3 – Macbeth meets the witches and they bullshit him
A1S4 – Duncan names Malcolm as successor
A1S5 – Lady Macbeth receives the letter and ‘unsexes’ herself
A1S6 – Duncan arrives
A1S7 – Macbeth is convinced by his bitch wife to fuck Duncan


A2S1 – Discussion with Banquo about witches; Dagger leads Macbeth away
A2S2 – Duncan gets fucked
A2S3 – Duncan’s body is discovered, Macbeth fucks the grooms and pretends not to know WTF
A2S4 – Horses eat each other and shit


A3S1 – Banquo realises what Macbeth done, who convinces some dudes to go fuck him
A3S2 – Lady Macbeth is feeling gay about the whole thing, tries to reassure Macbeth
A3S3 – Some dudes fuck Banquo but Fleance escapes
A3S4 – Banquet scene; Macbeth freaks everyone’s shit out
A3S5 – Witch Queen bitches at witches
A3S6 – Bunch of crap about how gay Macbeth has gotten


A4S1 – Macbeth meets the witches and they bullshit him. Again.
A4S2 – Lady Macduff and son discuss how much they like being alive and then get fucked. 
A4S3 – Macduff and Malcolm screw around, then decide to go fuck Macbeth.


A5S1 – Lady Macbeth sleepwalks and shit
A5S2 – Soldiers prepare to go fuck Macbeth
A5S3 – Macbeth learns of his bitch wife’s mental breakdown
A5S4 – Malcolm and Friends cut down Birnham wood
A5S5 – Lady Macbeth suicides, Macbeth is all like “fuck this shit”
A5S6 – English reinforcements arrive, battle commences
A5S7 – Macbeth is like “I’m a bear and shit” and kills Siward Jr.
A5S8 – Macbeth gets fucked by Macduff
A5S9 – Everything’s sweet now


Now, onto the quotations. Note that most of them can be used for multiple purposes. I didn’t record the act/scenes they come from so you’re going to have to guess. Also note that although the list is extensive, it’s not exhaustive. There’s plenty of crap I probably forgot.

Using a code for themes. MBC = Macbeth’s Character, LMB = Lady Macbeth’s Character, EQV = Equivocation, DCP = Deception, KNG = Kingship. Got bored before I got to Evil or any of the other characters. Oh well. You can use the ‘find on this page’ (ctrl+f) feature and input the codes for the theme you want. Might help with the confused way in which I’m slapping these down, in no particular order.


[MBC] Captain: “brave Macbeth”, “Bellonna’s bridegroom”, “valour’s minion”
[MBC] Lady MB: “full o’ th’ milk of human kindness”
[MBC] Macbeth: “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intention, but only vaulting ambition, which o’er leaps itself, and falls onto the other.” (i.e. he doesn’t have any cruel intentions, he just really wants to be king, says he)
[MBC] Captain: “he unseam’d him from the nave to the chops” (hinting at MB’s violent nature)
[MBC/EQV] Witches: “foul is fair and fair is foul” + Macbeth: “such foul and fair a day, I have not seen” (gets caught up in the world of evil from the very beginning)
[MBC] Macbeth: “stars, hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires”
[MBC] Macbeth: “I am in blood, stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning as tedious as go o’er” (i.e. I’m already all evil, might as well just keep going and hope shit gets better later)
[MBC] Macbeth: “bear-like I must fight the course”
[MBC] Macbeth: “life’s but a walking shadow”

[LMB] Lady MB: “unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe with direst cruelty”
[LMB/MBC] Lady MB: “art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it”
[LMB] Lady MB: “I would, while it was still smiling in my face … dash the brains out.” (speaking of her child in an attempt to blackmail MB)
[LMB/DCP] Duncan: “honoured hostess”
[LMB/DCP] Lady MB: “who dares receive it other, as we shall make our griefs and clamour roar upon his death”
[LMB/DCP] Lady MB: “look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t”
[LMB] Lady MB: “had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done’t” (killed aul Dunkin Donuts)
[LMB/MBC/DCP] Lady MB: “a little water clears of us this deed” + Macbeth: “will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?” + Macbeth: “to know my deed, t’were best not to know myself” (self-deception)
[LMB] Lady MB: “nought’s had, all’s spent where our desire is got without consent”
[LMB] Someone: “confusion now has made its masterpiece in her” + “all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand”


[DCP/EVL] Banquo “look not like the inhabitants o’the earth” (of the witches)
[DCP/EQV] Witches: “All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis/Cawdor. All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter”
[DCP/EVL/EQV] Banquo: “oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths”
[DCP/MBC] Macbeth: “false face must hide what the false heart doth know”
[DCP/EQV] Witches: “none of women born shall harm Macbeth” + “Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnham wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him”
[DCP] Macduff: “I am not treacherous” (to Malcolm)
[DCP/KNG] Malcolm: “I should pour the sweet milk of concord into hell” + “if such a one be fit to govern, speak: I am as I have spoken” + Macduff: “fit to govern? No, not to live”
[DCP/EQV] Macbeth: “I pull in resolution and begin to doubt th’ equivocation of the fiend, that lies like truth”
[DCP/EQV] Macduff: “Macduff was from his mother’s womb, untimely ripp’d”


[KNG/MBC] Macbeth: “if chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir”
[KNG] Someone: “his silver skin laced with his golden blood”
[KNG/EVL] Macbeth: “for mine own good all causes shall give way”
[KNG/DCP] Various: “golden round” + “ornament of life” => “fruitless crown” + “barren sceptre” (before and after the murder)
[KNG/MBC] Someone: “th’ usurper’s curs’d head”
[TND] Tenacious D: “If you think its time to fucking rock, and fucking roll, out of control, well then you know you’ve got to rock the block, you fucking suck, my fucking cock” (OH WAIT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MACBETH LOL)



Uggghhh. That was excruciating. I just want so desperately to be loved…

I’m sure there’s plenty missing. If you’ve got some other good ones, feel free to comment away. I’m going to go off and try to regain my will to live…

34 thoughts on “Macbeth Quotez”

  1. I love how “Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more, it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” became ‘Macbeth is all like “fuck this shit”‘

    It kinda did jog my memory a bit though…I’m totally relying on Wednesday afternoon to learn the comparative/Macbeth quotes/4 poets.

  2. Aha, very good. Gotta learn me some of those quotes now.
    Come 1pm on Thursday, Macbeth shall be no more.

  3. I never realised how much man-on-man fucking and stuff was in the play.

    In hindsight, with all that fucking, I REALLY should have read the play.

  4. Yeah, it’s a way too gay play.

    But nobody’s barely even mentioned the quotes! Those were the hardest. Took me hours. I want accolades, damnit.

  5. Franky the sex machine love meistro orgasmatron 4000 jones

    theres a lot of gay sex in this that i was unaware about

  6. yeah thanks ive been looking for a proper quote list my teacher just gave me 100 with no reference to what they mean or what to use them with

    – whats EQV stand for?

    thanks for the TND too “is this the greatest play in the world ?…….no

  7. Franky, you sex machine!

    Thanks ya’ll. Y’know, you guys, you guys are the ones that make it all worth it. Why don’t – why don’t ya’ll give yourselves a round of applause, eh? My god, you deserve it.

  8. I’m loving the scene summaries!
    Thanks for the quotes 🙂 I’m trying to think of a way to get the Tenacious D quote into my Macbeth essay….

  9. ha ha ha ha u rock man… screwed for macbeth. Good luck tomoro…….think ill do paper one stoned….it works for the composition 🙂 lol

  10. MB…..Nice.
    Trust me…my teacher already thinks Im crazy and I got like 3 ticks in my mocks.
    My eassay was the shizznat but it was crazy and got like no marks.

  11. Dudes, I am way too high for this shit. I don’t even know where I am. I’m just here snortin’ some ecstasy, lightin’ up mah spliff (which is half weed, half grass, btw). Called to Dominos, ordered a pizza with shrooms on it. They’re startin’ to kick in, so I’m totally wigging out at this point. Hope my mom doesn’t find out.

  12. ….Silly rabbit….you dont snort ecstasy, and I’m pretty sure those are not shrooms, they are just regular mushrooms and have no magical effect besides the enhancment of taste.

    Wigging out? Really, you chose to say that.

    Ima translate what you said into normal:-

    Boys, I am way too fucked for this shit. Like, where the fuck am I?. I’m just here sniffin a bit of e, sparkin up a J(which is a joint of any kind…..and weed and grass are the same thing in usual speaking terms, btw). Called to Dominoes, ordered a mushroom pizza and couldnt stop laughing when she asked was it a fungi. The mushrooms were serious, but I’m starting to have a bad buzz. Me ma will kill me.

  13. you forgot about the bit where all the lesbian zombies invade scottland and start making out with lady macbeth and banqo is all like “oh baby….” and then macbeth gets all pissed wit banqo for getting an HUGE BONER so decides to chop his penis off!

    its pretty hardcore but shakespere makes it beautiful with his wonderful thought provoking imagery!

  14. Nah, I covered that when I said “Lady Macbeth was feeling gay”

    I could have done the lesbian orgy scene more justice, but I didn’t want to ruin the surprise.

  15. Cos man, Kieran knows what the shit is up with the fuck. Nice job btw, and as for your unique methods of gettin yo’sef baked: You’re well ‘ard!

  16. Hah, I was worried peeps wouldn’t catch the sarcasm.

    I’m serious though, if I made a mistake I should probably fix it. I just can’t figure out what he was talking about.

  17. Any chance you can do something about the themes?
    I’m going to study it now and I dont know what themes there are.

  18. Man, I ain’t yo bitch!

    I made this post mostly for myself and other people, not simply because you asked me to. There’s like 4 hours left of study. I’m not going to spend it recounting what I already know.

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