27 Quotes about Love from Romeo and Juliet (by William Shakespeare)

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Romeo and Juliet quotes about love

Out of her favour, where I am in love.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife. . . . O, I am fortune’s fool! . . . Then I defy you, stars.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Love moderately. Long love doth so.Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.*Love each other in moderation. That is the key to long-lasting love. Too fast is as bad as too slow.*

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


My only love sprung from my only hate.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


I have more care to staythan will to go.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. O, that I were a glove upon that hand That I might touch that cheek!

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls, Doing more murders in this loathsome world, Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell. I sell thee poison; thou hast sold me none. Farewell: buy food, and get thyself in flesh. Come, cordial and not poison, go with me To Juliet’s grave; for there must I use thee.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Parting is such sweet sorrow

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Then I defy you, stars!

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!O any thing, of nothing first create!O heavy lightness, serious vanity, Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms, Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!This love feel I, that feel no love in this.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


I take thee at thy word: Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized; Henceforth I never will be Romeo.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


O, here Will I set up my everlasting rest, And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss A dateless bargain to engrossing death!

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


O serpent heart hid with a flowering face! Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave? Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest – A dammed saint, an honourable villain!

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


O my love, my wife! Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, And thou art wedded to calamity.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


I fear, too early. For my mind misgivesSome consequence, yet hanging in the stars, Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night’s revels, and expire the term Of a despisèd life, closed in my breast, By some vile forfeit of untimely death. But He that hath the steerage of my course. Direct my sail!

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Benvolio: What sadness lengthens Romeo’s hours?Romeo: Not having that, which, having, makes them short.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Under loves heavy burden do I sink.–Romeo

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


When the devout religion of mine eye Maintains such falsehood, then turn tears to fires, And these, who, often drowned, could never die, Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars!One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sunNe’er saw her match since first the world begun.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is! (Act 1, scene 1)

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet