Shakespeare Quotations on Anger
Who is a man that is not angry?
Come not between the dragon and his wrath.
Timon of Athens (3.5.59), Alcibiades to the senators
King Lear (1.1.123), Lear to Kent
Let grief Convert to anger; blunt not the heart, enrage it.
Macbeth (4.3.228-9), Malcolm to Macduff
This tiger-footed rage.
Coriolanus (3.1.311), Menenius to Brutus
There is no following her in this fierce vein.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (3.2.82), Demetrius speaking of Hermia
I understand a fury in your words
But not the words.
Othello (4.2.32-3), Desdemona to Othello
Come not within the measure of my wrath.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (5.4.125), Valentine to Thurio
Shall be to me even as the dew to fire,
And beauty that the tyrant oft reclaims
Shall to my flaming wrath be oil and flax.
Henceforth I will not have to do with pity:
Meet I an infant of the house of York,
Into as many gobbets will I cut it
As wild Medea young Absyrtus did:
In cruelty will I seek out my fame.
2 Henry VI (5.2.54-62), Young Clifford, seeing his dead father
Wrath makes him deaf.
3 Henry VI (1.4.54), Queen Margaret, speaking of Clifford
What angel shall
Bless this unworthy husband? he cannot thrive,
Unless her prayers, whom heaven delights to hear
And loves to grant, reprieve him from the wrath
Of greatest justice.
All's Well that Ends Well (3.4.28-32), Countess
The cannons have their bowels full of wrath,
And ready mounted are they to spit forth
Their iron indignation 'gainst your walls
King John (2.1.217-9), King John
France, I am burn'd up with inflaming wrath;
A rage whose heat hath this condition,
That nothing can allay, nothing but blood,
The blood, and dearest-valued blood, of France.
King John (3.1.349-52), King John
Thou hadst been better have been born a dog
Than answer my waked wrath!
Othello (3.3.402-3), Othello to Iago
How angerly I taught my brow to frown,
When inward joy enforced my heart to smile!
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1.2.64-5), Julia
Never till this day
Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.
The Tempest (4.1.159-60), Miranda speaking of Prospero
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