Famous Quotations from Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is packed with unforgettable quotations that have become a part of present-day culture. Here are the ten most famous of them all. Please visit the Romeo and Juliet main page for full explanatory notes.
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
A plague o' both your houses!
They have made worms' meat of me!
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life.
Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.
See how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!