Antony And Cleopatra: Top Ten Quotes

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  1. "Let Rome in Tiber melt and the wide arch Of the ranged empire fall. Here is my space."
    Antony speaking to Cleopatra when he turns away the messenger from Rome. 
  2. "In time we hate that which we often fear."
    Act 1, Scene 3, Line 14
    Charmain to Cleopatra when talking about Antony. 
  3. "Let not the piece of virtue which is set Betwixt us, as the cement of our love To keep it builded, be the ram to batter The fortress of it.  For better might we Have loved without this mean, if on both parts This not be cherished."
    Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 33-38
    Caesar talking to Antony about his marriage to Octavia. 
  4. "The April's in her eyes. It is love's spring, And these the showers to bring it on."
    Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 51-52
    Antony talking about Octavia's weeping. 
  5. "Hark, the land bids me tread no more upon 't. It is ashamed to bear me. Friends, come hither. I am so lated in the world that I Have lost my way forever.
    Act 3, Scene 11, Lines 1-4
    Antony talking about his embarrassment of fleeing after Cleopatra.
  6. "O, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See How I convey my shame out of thine eyes, By looking back what I have left behind 'Stroyed in dishonor."
    Act 3, Scene 11, Lines 53-56
    Anthony blaming Cleopatra for his embarrassment.
  7. "Antony only, that would make his will Lord of his reason."
    Act 3, Scene 13, Lines 4-5
    Enobarbus talking about Antony being ruled by his passions.
  8. "Though are sworn, Eros, That when the exigent should come, which now Is come indeed, when I should see behind me Th' inevitable prosecution of Disgrace and honor, that on my command Thou then wouldst kill me. Do't.  The time is come. Thou strik'st not me; 'tis Caesar thou defeat'st."
    Act 4, Scene 14, Lines 73-79
    Antony telling Eros to kill him.
  9. "I am dying, Egypt, dying. Only I here importune death awhile until Of many thousand kisses the poor last I lay upon thy lips"
    Act 4, Scene 15, Lines 22-25
    Antony dying in Cleopatra's arms.
  10. "She shall be buried by her Antony. No grave upon the earth will clip in it A pair so famous."
    Act 5, Scene 2, Lines 429-431
    Caesar after he finds both Antony and Cleopatra dead. 

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