Othello Quotes

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William Shakespeare
“Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

William Shakespeare
“And what’s he then that says I play the villain?”
William Shakespeare, Othello

William Shakespeare
“I understand a fury in your words
But not your words.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

William Shakespeare
“When devils will the blackest sins put on
They do suggest at first with heavenly shows”
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
“Brabantio: "You are a villain!"
Iago: "You are a senator!”
William Shakespeare, Othello

William Shakespeare
“But jealous souls will not be answered so.
They are not ever jealous for the cause,
But jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monster
Begot upon itself, born on itself.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

Frank O'Hara
“willow trees, willow trees they remind me of Desdemona
I'm so damned literary
and at the same time the waters rushing past remind
me of nothing”
Frank O'Hara, Lunch Poems

William Shakespeare
“To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a
beast!”
William Shakespeare, Othello and the Tragedy of Mariam

John Fowles
“Her stare fixed me. Without rancour and without regret; without triumph and without evil; as Desdemona once looked back on Venice.

On the incomprehension, the baffled rage of Venice. I had taken myself to be in some way the traitor Iago punished, in an unwritten sixth act. Chained in hell. But I was also Venice; the state left behind; the thing journeyed from.”
John Fowles, The Magus

William Shakespeare
“They are all but stomachs, and we all but food.
To eat us hungerly, and when they are full,
They belch us."
-Emilia”
William Shakespeare

“The tragic hero usurps the function of the gods and attempts to remake the world.”
Helen Gardner

William Shakespeare
“Why, the wrong is but a wrong i'th'world; and having the world for your labour, 'tis a wrong in your own world, and you might quickly make it a right.”
Shakespeare, William

William Shakespeare
“Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

William Shakespeare
“It is the green eyed monster which doth mock.”
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
“Strike on the tinder, ho!
Give me a taper! Call up all my people!
This accident is not unlike my dream:
Belief of it oppresses me already.
Light, I say, light!”
William Shakespeare, Othello

William Shakespeare
“Tis like she comes to speak of Cassio’s death,
The noise was high. Ha! No more moving?
Still as the grave. Shall she come in? Were ’t good?
I think she stirs again—No. What’s best to do?
If she come in, she’ll sure speak to my wife—
My wife! my wife! what wife? I have no wife.
Oh, insupportable! Oh, heavy hour!
Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse
Of sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe
Should yawn at alteration.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

“Not all suicides are suicides, some are murders!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Carew Papritz
“Let my memories of you be like water on the moon. A beautiful impossibility - but allowing me to sleep and dream of infinite beginnings rather than Othello endings.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

“Love he hates, hatred he loves!

Iago, the Mephistopheles!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

William Shakespeare
“Not tonight, good Iago. I have very poor and unhappy brains for drinking. I could well wish courtesy would invent some other custom of entertainment.”
Shakespeare William

“The English letter ‘O’ is similar to zero (0) in appearance. Iago’s [I am Ego = ‘I’ ‘a’m e‘go’] name starts with an egoistic ‘I’ and ends with an ‘O’ or zero. His ‘ego’ and envy lead him towards nothingness or zero! On the other hand, Othello’s name both starts and ends with ‘O’. It may be interpreted as- Othello has started his career from a ‘zero’, becomes successful, Iago’s deception makes him jealous or mad and he ultimately becomes a ‘zero’ by killing Desdemona and himself. However, Othello must not be called a ‘murderer’ because Iago has used Othello as a weapon to murder Desdemona and also led Othello towards death!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

William Shakespeare
“Tis destiny unshunnable, like death.
Even then this forkèd plague is fated to us
When we do quicken.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

William Shakespeare
“With a little a web as this I will ensnare as great a fly as Cassio”
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
“Not tonight, good Iago. I have very poor and unhappy brains for drinking.”
William Shakespeare

“Othello, Ophelia and Timon have not committed suicide. Iago, Hamlet, Polonius, Laertes and the society respectively drive them mad and ultimately murder them by using ‘words’ only!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“The ‘words’ have the power to kill! They are similar to destructive weapons such as, knives, pistols, bombs and so on.”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“The ‘words’ are so powerful that anyone can drive others mad by using them cunningly. If someone commits suicide after being so hurt by someone else’s words, then it does not remain ‘suicide’ and turns into a ‘murder’!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“If anyone [like Lady Macbeth] kills himself/herself because of sins or inner guilts, it is suicide but if anyone [like Othello] kills himself/herself because of others’ injustice to him/her [victim of nepotism, conspiracy, jealousy, corruption, etc.], familial or social pressures and so on, then it is ‘murder’!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

William Shakespeare
“Çok adam öldürdüm savaşta ama
Vicdanım elvermez tasarlanmış bir cinayete.”
William Shakespeare

Stewart Stafford
“The Outsider by Stewart Stafford

Pierce the veil of the marital bed,
And find the droning mosquito of infidelity there,
O how the heart and stomach sink,
And the fiery fever of rabid fury rises.

Dispel the interloper,
Turn him out,
Run him through,
But she is no longer wife in name or vision.

The choice of hers already made,
Only possible resentment at the unilateral revocation of it,
No, let them lie,
Leave them be.

Think, do no react, Incandescent Man
Their hand and natures now revealed,
Now shall we salt away their penance,
Karma shall be their judge.

© Stewart Stafford, 2021. All rights reserved.”
Stewart Stafford

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