23+ Best Lady Macbeth Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Lady Macbeth is a leading character in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth (c.1603–1607). The wife of the play’s tragic hero, Macbeth , Lady Macbeth goads her husband into committing regicide, after which she becomes queen of Scotland. She dies off-stage in the last act, an apparent suicide. Profoundly inspirational Lady Macbeth quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Lady Macbeth Quotes

All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand! Oh, oh, oh! — William Shakespeare

I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people. — William Shakespeare

My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man That function is smothered in surmise, And nothing is but what is not. — William Shakespeare

Tis safter to be that which we destroy Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy. — William Shakespeare

Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness. — William Shakespeare

If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me. — William Shakespeare

Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself And falls on the other side — William Shakespeare

A little water clears us of this deed. — William Shakespeare

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

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day — William Shakespeare

To beguile the time, look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye, your hand, your tongue. — William Shakespeare

I’d make a wonderful Lady Macbeth. I’ll wear a pair of platform shoes or something. — Bette Midler

Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it. — William Shakespeare

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

And nothing is, but what is not. — William Shakespeare

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. — William Shakespeare

The very firstlings of my heart shall be The firstlings of my hand. — 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

But wherefore could not I pronounce ‘Amen’? I had most need of blessing, and ‘Amen’ Stuck in my throat. — William Shakespeare

Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious, Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man. — William Shakespeare

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

I am in blood Stepp’d in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er. — William Shakespeare

That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold; What hath quenched them hath given me fire. — William Shakespeare