‘The Merchant of Venice’ – Important Quotes to Memorize

‘The Merchant of Venice’ – Important Quotes to Memorize

  • “In sooth, i know not why i am so sad” – Antonio
  • “My ventures are not in one bottom trusted” – Antonio
  • “I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano a stage where every man must play a part and mine a sad one” – Antonio
  • “I have disabled mine estate” – Bassanio
  • “To you Antonio, I owe the most in money and in love” –Bassanio
  • “Be assured, my purse , my person, my extremist means lie all unlocked to your occasions” – Antonio
  • “In Belmont is a lady richly left and she is fair” – Bassanio
  • “Therefore go forth try what my credit in Venice can do” – Antonio
  • “I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you.. but I will not eat with you” – Shylock
  • “I hate him for he is a Christian.. If i can catch him once upon the hip i will feed fat the ancient grudge i bear him” – Shylock
  • “You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog and spit upon my jewish gabardine” – Shylock
  • “I am as like to call thee so again” – Antonio
  • “Let the forfeit be nominated for an equal pound of your fair flesh” – Shylock
  • “I’ll seal to such a bond” – Antonio
  • “I never heard a passion so confused.. O my daughter! O My ducats!’” – Solanio (said about Shylocks reaction to Jessica fleeing with a Christian)
  • “A kinder gentleman treads not the earth” – Salerio (about Antonio)
  • “To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.. I am a jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?.. If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh?” – Shylock (at first about what he shall do with antonio’s pound of flesh, then about how Jews are people just like Christians)
  • “I had it of Leah when i was a bachelor” – Shylock (about the ring Jessica sold)
  • “I’ll follow him no more with bootless prayers” – Antonio
  • “so can I give no reason, nor I will not, More than a lodged hate and a certain loathing I bear Antonio” – Shylock
  • “I pray you, think you question with the jew You may as well go stand upon the beach and bid the main flood bate his usual height” – Antonio
  • “The Jew shall have my flesh, blood, bones and all Ere thou shalt lose for me one drop of blood” – Bassanio
  • “I stand here for law”- Shylock
  • “The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as gentle rain from the heaven upon the place beneath” – Portia
  • “Grieve not that i have fallen for you” – Antonio (to Bassanio)
  • “This bond doth not give thee no jot of blood” – Portia
  • “Give me my principle and let me go” – Shylock (defeated)
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