Famous Quotes from King Lear

“Nothing can come of nothing, speak again.” 

(Lear - Act 1, Scene 1)


“Now, gods, stand up for bastards” 

(Edmund -  Act 1, Scene 2)


“How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!”
(Lear, Act 1 Scene 4)

“Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. 
(Fool - Act, 1, Scene 5)


“Blow winds and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow, you cataracts and hurricanoes.” 
(Lear - Act 3, Scene 2)

“As flies to wanton boys are we to th' gods: they kill us for their sport.” 
(Gloucester - Act 4, Scene 1)

“So distribution should undo excess, and each man have enough.”
(Gloucester - Act 4 Scene 1)

“Men must endure their going hence, even as their coming hither.”
(Edgar - Act 5 Scene 2)

“When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down and ask of thee forgiveness.”
(Lear - Act 5 Scene 3)

“We that are young shall never see so much, nor live so long.” 
(Edgar - Act 5 Scene 3)