Read our selection of the very best Antony and Cleopatra quotes, along with speaker, act and scene. As with so many of his plays Shakespeare brings these historical characters to life with fantastic dialogue and some memorable quotes. Read on below for the most well known Antony and Cleopatra quotes:

“And you shall see in him
The triple pillar of the world transformed
Into a strumpet’s fool.”

Philo (Act 1 Scene 1)

“Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch
Of the ranged empire fall: here is my space.”

Antony (Act 1 Scene 1)

“Eternity was in our lips and in our eyes.”

Cleopatra (Act 1, Scene 3)

“O happy horse, to bear the weight of Antony!”

Cleopatra (Act 1 Scene 5)

My salad days,
When I was green in judgement, cold in blood.”

Cleopatra (Act 1 Scene 5)

“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety. Other women cloy
The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
Where most she satisfies.”

Enobarbus (Act 2, Scene 2)

“Ah, this thou shouldst have done
And not have spoke on ‘t!
In me ’tis villainy …
Being done unknown, I
should have found it afterwards well done,
But must condemn it now.”

Pompey (Act 2, Scene 7)

“Celerity is never more admired
Than by the negligent.”

Cleopatra (Act 3, Scene 7)

“Egypt, thou knew’st too well
My heart was to thy rudder tied by th’strings
And thou shouldst tow me after.”

Antony (Act 3 Scene 11)

“I found you as a morsel cold upon
Dead Caesar’s trencher.”

Antony (Act 3 Scene 13)

“The odds is gone
And there is nothing left remarkable
Beneath the visiting moon.”

Cleopatra (Act 4 Scene 15)

“I am dying, Egypt, dying.”

Antony (Act 4, Scene 15)

“The breaking of so great a thing should make
A greater crack.”

Caesar (Act 5, Scene 1)

Shall be brought drunken forth, and I shall see
Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness
I’th’posture of a whore.”

Cleopatra (Act 5 Scene 2)

“Now boast thee, death, in thy possession lies
A lass unparalleled.”

Charmian (Act 5 Scene 2)

“Give me my robe. Put on my crown. I have
Immortal longings in me. Now no more
The juice of Egypt’s grape shall moist this lip.”

Cleopatra (Act 5, Scene 2)

“She shall be buried by her Antony,
No grave upon the earth shall clip in it
A pair so famous”

Caesar (Act 5 Scene 2)

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