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Lady Macbeth Quotes


"I've always wanted to play 'Lady Macbeth' and Strindberg's 'Miss Julie'." - Olivia Dabo

"I'd make a wonderful Lady Macbeth. I'll wear a pair of platform shoes or something." - Bette Midler

"(Macbeth:) Here's our chief guest. (Lady Macbeth:) If he had been forgotten, It had been as a gap in our great feast, And all-thing unbecoming." - William Shakespeare

"To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be." - Max Beerbohm

"Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? - Lady Macbeth" - William Shakespeare

"I sometimes have these spells of compulsive truth. But as Lady Macbeth would say, "The fit is momentary."" - Ken Kesey

"Maybe because Im a nice and sweet person in life, I like the darker roles. The really dark one is Lady Macbeth." - Anna Netrebko

"I'm either the witch or Lady Macbeth of English politics, but someone gotta wear the pants in England when others wearing kilts" - Margaret Thatcher

"Maybe because I'm a nice and sweet person in life, I like the darker roles. The really dark one is Lady Macbeth." - Anna Netrebko

"I always assumed I would leave drama school and do 'Lady Macbeth' and all sorts of serious things. It just didn't happen." - Olivia Colman

"I like Lady Gaga!" - Cory Monteith

"The picture of me is nearly finished, and I think it is magnificent. The green and blue of the dress is splendid, and the expression as Lady Macbeth holds the crown over her head is quite wonderful." - Ellen Terry

"The picture of me is nearly finished, and I think it is magnificent. The green and blue of the dress is splendid, and the expression as Lady Macbeth holds the crown over her head is quite wonderful." - Ellen Terry

"If you're a woman doing classic theater, the big roles are often destroyers. I've played Hedda Gabler, Lady Macbeth, some of the Chekhovian heroines, Electra, Phaedra - they're all powerful women, but they're forces of negativity." - Eve Best

"My wide eyes make me look much younger without make-up, and although it's fun to have a line in innocence corrupted, I doubt I'll get to play the vampy vixen or a Hedda Gabler or Lady Macbeth." - Talulah Riley

"Luck, be a lady tonight." - Frank Loesser

"Come, Lady, die to live." - William Shakespeare

"I'm a wild lady. Not." - Kristin Chenoweth

"When you're a young man, Macbeth is a character part. When you're older, it's a straight part." - Laurence Olivier

"'Macbeth' is an amazing story." - Andy Serkis

"The lady was old, the lady was ill. It didn't matter what the lady believed." - Zadie Smith

"I have such a great thing I want to do with Lady Macbeth - make her one of the witches - and I have this whole thing where she's very light and dressed in pink and dancing Gaelic dances and throwing roses, but then when her husband's coming home, she does incantations and pulls her hair back, puts on a black leather trenchcoat. I mean, I could tear it up if somebody would give me the chance! But do you think someone would ever let me do Lady Macbeth? I doubt it. But I'm going to keep talking about it." - Beth Grant

"Any lady who is first lady likes being first lady. I don't care what they say, they like it." - Richard Nixon

"Any lady who is first lady likes being first lady. I don't care what they say, they like it." - Richard M. Nixon

"Lady gagas "hair" is my theme song." - Taylor Swift

"Oh, lady be good To me." - Ira Gershwin

"Starch makes the gentleman, etiquette the lady." - Beau Brummell

"Buildings should not look like Lady Gaga." - Robert A M Stern

"Do it for the fat lady!" - J D Salinger

"Being a lady does not require silence." - Betty Ford

"Being a lady is an attitude." - Chuck Woolery

"Faint heart ne'er won fair lady." - Miguel De Cervantes

"A naked dog for a naked lady." - Gypsy Rose Lee

"History, that excitable and unreliable old lady." - Guy De Maupassant

"Well done to the lady lineswoman." - Chris Kamara

"And a bearded lady said to me..." - Jethro Tull

"Lady Gaga's fans are the worst," - Kelly Osbourne

"Come and take your seat, Lady Dorina." - Karen Chance

"The lake of fire awaits my lady" - Alexandra Adornetto

"Pain does' respect age, my lady." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"I'm not a lady, I'm a hellraiser" - Mother Jones

"Pain doesn't respect age, my lady." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Oh lady, be good to me!" - Ira Gershwin

"Faint heart never won fair lady." - Proverbs

"Lady Moon, Lady Moon, where are you roving? Over the sea. Lady Moon, Lady Moon, whom are you loving? All that love me!" - Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

"faint heart never won fair lady" - Meg Cabot

"Them lady poets must not marry, pal." - John Berryman

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks." - William Shakespeare

"You can't always be a leading lady." - Lauren Bacall

"Give the lady what she wants!" - Marshall Field

"This lady is not for turning." - Margaret Thatcher

"What Britain needs is an iron lady." - Margaret Thatcher

"I'm not a crazy old cat lady!" - Melanie Laurent

"I respect Lady Gaga very much." - Yoko Ono

"My mother was an exuberant, silly lady." - William Shatner

"I can be a lady - surprise!" - Carnie Wilson

"Penelope Spheeris is a wonderful lady." - Dave Mustaine

"A true gentleman never leaves his lady." - Alessandro Del Piero

"Some things a lady doesn't tell." - Kim Hunter

"In Macbeth a lady is restrained from the murder of a king by his resemblance of her father as he slept. Should not all men be restrained from acts of violence and even of unkindness against their fellow men by observing in them something which resembles the Savior of the World? If nothing else certainly, a human figure?" - Benjamin Rush

"I once said to someone when I was playing Lady Macbeth and they said: "That's tricky, emotionally, what do you do about murdering your husband's cousin?" And there are, of course, things that aren't in your personal repertoire that you have to somehow understand by reading or watching other things and listening to other people talk about them." - Judi Dench

"I think an awful lot of the reasons people put forward for not liking Hillary Clinton play into deep-seated, negative female stereotypes: ambition, secrecy, calculating. I mean, that is Lady Macbeth, a kind of cold woman. I don't think that's Hillary. And I don't think people would judge a man in the same way." - Anne-Marie Slaughter

"The professor who lectured on Shakespeare seemed to be entrapped in a grotesque, retrospective love affair with every one of Shakespeare's heroines. I think he even had a feeling that he could have made a respectable faculty wife out of Lady Macbeth." - Robertson Davies

"I was in a production of 'Macbeth.'" - Richard Armitage

"I went to a Jesuit school and they did a William Shakespeare play every year. I got to know Shakespeare as parts I wanted to play. I missed out on playing Ophelia - it was an all-boys school. The younger boys used to play the girls, I played Lady Anne in Richard III and Lady Macbeth, then Richard II and Malvolio. I just became a complete Shakespeare nut, really." - Gregory Doran

"There's no rage like old lady rage, just as there's no tenderness like old lady tenderness." - Tina Howe

"I like being a funny lady. I think theres nothing sexier than a funny lady." - Maya Rudolph

"Treat a whore like a lady and a lady like a whore." - Wilson Mizner

"You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady." - Frank Sinatra

"My war brought me many things; let yours bring you as much. Life is not to be told, call it as loud as you like, it will not tell itself. No one will be much or little except in someone else's mind, so be careful of the minds you get into, and remember Lady Macbeth, who had her mind in her hand. We can't all be as safe as that." - Djuna Barnes

"It's false advertising to call Mrs. Obama the First Lady. First Woman, maybe, but certainly not a lady. Ann Romney is an actual lady." - Mitt Romney

"I lost my virginity to a skip. Lay Lady Lay-Lay Lady Lay-Lay Lady Lay. We didn't even get to the big brass bed part." - Lewis Black

"A lady is nothing very specific. One man's lady is another man's woman; sometimes, one man's lady is another man's wife. Definitions overlap but they almost never coincide." - Russell Lynes

"Gin and drugs, dear lady, gin and drugs." - T S Eliot

"You, and your lady, Take from my heart all thankfulness!" - William Shakespeare

"To be gentle is the test of a lady." - Owen Feltham

"I'm not your friend, my lady. I'm your lover." - Laura Kinsale

"A gentleman makes no noise; a lady is serene." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When prayers are done, my Lady is ready." - George Herbert

"Act like a lady think like a man" - Steve Harvey

"Don't mess with me, lady. I've been drinking with skeletons." - Mike Mignola

"A lady is known by the product she endorses." - Ogden Nash

"Good manners without sincerity are like a beautiful dead lady," - Sri Yukteswar Giri

"The opera isn't over until the fat lady sings." - Dick Motta

"Lady luck is trying his best for Liverpool" - Steve Claridge

"Lady, with me, with me thy fortune lies." - William Shakespeare

"A lovely lady, garmented in light From her own beauty." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Elena. Hush, let me talk to the crazy lady." - Nalini Singh

"He bowed. 'The young lady must not dance alone." - Gail Carson Levine

"Bad Cyclops Lady!" he bellowed. "General Tyson says GO AWAY!" - Rick Riordan

"The opera isn't over till the fat lady sings." - Dan Cook

"An unattempted lady could not vaunt of her chastity." - Michel De Montaigne

"The gentlemen like it when a lady smells sweet." - Bertrice Small

"And Jet, I thought the Major was a lady suffragette." - Paul Mccartney

"Lady love, your love is peaceful like the summers breeze." - Lou Rawls

"Ah, fool! faint heart fair lady ne'er could win." - Edmund Spenser

"Lady' is an opinion; 'woman' is a fact." - Martina Navratilova

"A vampire, like a lady, never reveals his true age." - Gail Carriger

"A pretty sight, a lady with a book." - Shirley Jackson

"I believe the era of the militant lady is back." - Sara Sheridan

"What do Judy Garland and Lady Gaga have in common?" - Elijah

"Lady Gaga is proof that David Bowie raped Carol Burnett!" - Christopher Titus

"Compared to Imelda Marcos, Marie Antoinette was a bag lady." - Stephen J. Solarz

"One is not conceived a lady, one turns into one." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Lady Gaga is not afraid to own who she is." - Ian Axel

"A lovely lady, garmented in light From her own beauty." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"And a quiet old lady who was whispering 'hush." - Margaret Wise Brown

"A lady of a 'certain age,' which means Certainly aged." - Lord Byron

"The opera ain't over until the fat lady sings." - Ralph Carpenter

"Remember the old saying, Faint heart ne'er won fair lady." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Lay, lady, lay. Lay across my big, brass bed." - Bob Dylan

"Stay, lady, stay. Stay while the night is still ahead." - Bob Dylan

"Good manners without sincerity are like a beautiful dead lady." - Yukteswar Giri

"I ain't an athlete, lady. I'm a ballplayer." - John Kruk

"We still need to have one beautiful lady standing there." - Joel Plaskett

"Music is another lady that talks charmingly and says nothing." - Austin O'Malley

"A black-sharded lady keeps me in a parrot cage." - Sylvia Plath

"'My Fair Lady' will never get old for me." - Lisa Ohare

"There isn't anyone out there who isn't Seymour's Fat Lady." - J D Salinger

"Today President Obama is in the Middle East. He met the new king of Saudi Arabia. Obama also met Saudi Arabia's first lady, the second lady, third lady, and fourth lady." - Conan O'Brien

"My best evenings are at home with my lady." - Billy Zane

"There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers." - Dorothy Fields

"I'm the lady next door when I'm not on stage." - Aretha Franklin

"I love older lady style. They dress for themselves everyday." - Shenae Grimes

"I have an ounce of Lady Gaga's full-bodied ambition." - Rufus Wainwright

"I won't quit to become someone's old lady." - Janis Joplin

"I kind of imagine myself at eighty, a cat lady." - Juliette Lewis

"No gentleman ever discusses any relationship with a lady." - Keith Miller

"Lady Luck smiles on those who continue their efforts" - Jim Rogers

"I don't want to die an old lady." - Edith Piaf

"My lady, Deborah McNaughton is doing a documentary on me." - Noel Redding

"My mother was a cleaning lady all her life." - Raf Simons

"I liked Lady Gaga's meat dress. It was funny." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"I'll be a wife and mother first, then First Lady." - Jackie Kennedy

"Many actors want to play Hamlet and Macbeth. Ever since I became an actor, from the very beginning I just wanted to play a Shetland pony. I cannot explain why" - Dustin Hoffman

"Had Shakespeare listened to the news of Duncans death in a tavern or heard the knocking on his own bedroom door after he had finished the writing of Macbeth?" - Graham Greene

"Sometimes I want to have a mental book burning that would scour my mind clean of all the filthy visions literature has conjured there. But how to do without 'The Illiad?' How to do without 'Macbeth?" - Geraldine Brooks

"Performing a one-man Macbeth feels like the greatest challenge." - Alan Cumming

"Macbeth was the first play I ever read." - Alan Cumming

"And you know, I hate to admit this, but I don't always think in terms of Shakespeare. When I eat, I do. When I'm at a restaurant, I'll think, 'Hmm, what would Macbeth have ordered?'" - Liev Schreiber

"'Macbeth' was a very lucky play for me." - Ian Mckellen

"It is easier to make a lady of a peasant-girl than a peasant-girl of a lady." - Johann Gottfried Herder

"You want your lady to be a contortionist. What man wouldn't want a lady who's a contortionist?" - J B Smoove

"A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art." - Louis Nizer

"There he heard a Lady talking, To some milk-white Hens of Dorking,- 'Tis the lady Jingly Jones! On that little heap of stones Sits the Lady Jingly Jones!" - Edward Lear

"While he was in Utah, Obama discussed immigration reform with leaders of the Mormon Church. Obama introduced the first lady. Then the church's president introduced HIS first lady. And his second lady. And his third, fourth, and fifth ladies." - Jimmy Fallon

"The Devil, having nothing else to do Went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue. My Lady, tempted by a private whim, To his extreme annoyance, tempted him." - Hilaire Belloc

"O lady, he is dead and gone! Lady, he's dead and gone! And at his head a green grass turfe, And at his heels a stone." - Thomas Percy

"Every young lady may feel for my heroine in this critical moment, for every young lady has at some time or other known the same agitation." - Jane Austen

"Every once in a while you ought to kiss a young lady. And every once in a while you ought to kiss a young lady for a while." - Jon Miller



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