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.
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
Our revels now are ended.
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows!
I have been in such a pickle since I
saw you last.
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.
Into thin air.
Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands:
Courtsied when you have, and kiss’d
The wild waves whist.
I find my zenith doth depend upon
A most auspicious star.
Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
In a cowslip’s bell I lie.
He that dies pays all debts.