53 Best Quotes “Romeo and Juliet”

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Here are the 53 best handpicked quotes from “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare:

From quotes by Juliet herself to quotes by Romeo to quotes by Lady Capulet.

So if you want the best quotes from “Romeo and Juliet” sorted by figure, then you’re in the right place.

Let’s jump right in!

53 Best Quotes Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare (Sorted)

12 Quotes by Juliet


Bounty 1

“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

I chose this as my favorite quote because, while no love story is the same, Juliet’s expression of love for Romeo through this line gives us a taste of their love’s depth.

This quote reminds me that I may never know what a love like Romeo and Juliet feels like—a love to cross oceans or sacrifice a life for.

Still, I hope that when true love visits, we all have the boundless courage to embrace the infinite possibilities it presents to us.



“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”

— Juliet


My Ears

“My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words of that tongue’s uttering, yet I know the sound.”

— Juliet


Oh Swear

“O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”

— Juliet


This Bud 1

“This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, may prove a beauteous flower when we next meet.”

— Juliet


By The

“You kiss by the book.”

— Juliet


Give Me

“Give me my Romeo, and, when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.”

— Juliet


Parting 1

“Parting is such sweet sorrow.”

— Juliet


Must Be

“What must be shall be.”

— Juliet


Tis But

“‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy … 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


My Only 1

“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 my enemy.”

— Juliet



“O happy dagger, this is my sheath; there rust, and let me die.”

— Juliet

22 Quotes by Romeo



“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”

— Romeo


Fairer 1

“One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun ne’er saw her match since first the world begun.”

— Romeo


Two Of

“Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, having some business, do entreat her eyes to twinkle in their spheres till they return.”

— Romeo


See How

“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


Did My

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight, for I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

— Romeo



“O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright.”

— Romeo



“With love’s light wings did I o’erperch these walls, for stony limits cannot hold love out, And what love can do, that dares love attempt.”

— Romeo



“O, speak again, bright angel! For thou art as glorious to this night, being o’er my head, as is a winged messenger of heaven.”

— Romeo



“I am no pilot. Yet, wert thou as far as that vast shore washed with the farthest sea, I would adventure for such merchandise.”

— Romeo



“Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”

— Romeo



“Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books, but love from love, toward school with heavy looks.”

— Romeo



“Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again.”

— Romeo



“Call me but love, and I’ll be newly baptized.”

— Romeo



“Under love’s heavy burden do I sink.”

— Romeo


Fortune 1

“O, I am Fortune’s fool!”

— Romeo



“He that is strucken blind cannot forget the precious treasure of his eyesight lost.”

— Romeo



“Tempt not a desperate man.”

— Romeo



“The world is not thy friend, nor the world’s law.”

— Romeo


Must 1

“I must be gone and live, or stay and die.”

— Romeo



“Thus with a kiss I die.”

— Romeo



“Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.”

— Romeo



“I defy you, stars!”

— Romeo

4 Quotes by Mercutio


Lover 1

“You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings, and soar with them above a common bound.”

— Mercutio



“If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.”

— Mercutio



“If love be rough with you, be rough with love.”

— Mercutio



“A plague on both your houses!”

— Mercutio

5 Quotes by Friar Lawrence


Wisely 1

“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.”

— Friar Lawrence


May 1

“Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.”

— Friar Lawrence



“Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied, and vice sometime by action dignified.”

— Friar Lawrence



“Care keeps his watch in every old man’s eye, and, where care lodges, sleep will never lie.”

— Friar Lawrence



“These violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder.”

— Friar Lawrence

1 Quote by Lady Montague



“Thou shalt not stir one foot to seek a foe.”

— Lady Montague

2 Quotes by Capulet


Never 1

“Ready to go, but never to return.”

— Capulet



“Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of all the field.”

— Capulet

2 Quotes by Tybalt



“What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word. As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.”

— Tybalt



“Peace? I hate the word as I hate hell and all Montagues.”

— Tybalt

2 Quotes by Paris



“These times of woe afford no time to woo.”

— Paris



“Can vengeance be pursued further than death?”

— Paris

1 Quote by The Prince of Verona



“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

— Prince of Verona

1 Quote by Lady Capulet



“Some grief shows much of love, but much of grief shows still some want of wit.”

— Lady Capulet

1 Quote by No Specific Figure



“A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.”

— Romeo and Juliet