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The Duchess of Malfi The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
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The Duchess of Malfi Quotes (showing 1-16 of 16)
“Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle. She died young.”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“I account this world a tedious theater,
For I do play a part in 't 'gainst my will.”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“The weakest arm is strong enough that strikes with the sword of justice.”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“What's this flesh? A little cruded milk
Fantastical puff-paste. Our bodies are weaker than those
Paper prisons boys use to keep flies in; more contemptible,
Since our is to preserve earth-worms. Didst thou ever seen
A lark in a cage? Such is the soul in the body: this world
Is like her little turf of grass, and the heaven o'er our heads
Like her looking-glass, only gives us a miserable knowledge
Of the small compass of our prison.”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“Whether we fall by ambition, blood or lust
Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“Ambition, madam, is a great man's madness.”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“Heaven-gates are not so highly arched
As princes' palaces; they that enter there
Must go upon their knees.”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“Do you not weep?
Other sins only speak, murder shreaks out:
The element of water moistens the earth,
But blood flies upwards and bedews the heavens.”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“Integrity of life is fame's best friend,
Which nobly, beyond death, shall crown the end.”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“Are you out of your princely wits?"

What's he? Let me have his beard sawed off and his eyebrows filed more civil!”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“If all my royal kindred
Lay in my way unto this marriage,
I'ld make them my low foot-steps”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“we had need to borrow that fantastic glass,invented by Galileo the Florentine
To view another spacious world in the moon
and look to find a constant woman there”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“Pull and pull strongly for your able strength / Must pull down heaven upon me”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“I know death hath ten thousand several doors
For men to take their exits; and 'tis found
They go on such strange geometrical hinges,
You may open them both ways: any way, for heaven-sake”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“She and I were twins: And should I die this instant, I had liv'd her time to a minute.”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
“Black-birds fatten best in hard weather”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

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