Famous Quotations from The Tempest

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Hailed as a stunning climax to the career of England’s favorite dramatist, The Tempest is a play praising the glories of reconciliation and forgiveness. Here are the top ten most famous quotations from the play.

1.
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
(4.1.156-8), Prospero

2.
Our revels now are ended.
(4.1.148), Prospero

3.
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows!
(2.2.40), Trinculo

4.
I have been in such a pickle since I
saw you last.
(5.1.315), Trinculo

5.
Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
(1.2.396-401), Ariel

6.
Into thin air.
(4.1.64), Propsero

7.
Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands:
Courtsied when you have, and kiss’d
The wild waves whist.
(1.2.441-44), Ariel

8.
I find my zenith doth depend upon
A most auspicious star.
(1.2.181), Prospero

9.
Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
In a cowslip’s bell I lie.
(5.1.88), Ariel

10.
He that dies pays all debts.
(3.2.136), Stephano