40 Romeo and Juliet Love Quotes With Page Numbers

Can love stand the test of time?

That’s the ultimate question behind every iconic love story – and Romeo and Juliet is no exception.

For centuries, readers have been captivated by the unwavering devotion between two star-crossed lovers – and the beautiful words that drove their romance.

This article explores the best Romeo and Juliet love quotes with page numbers, acts, scenes, and who said them. 

From poetically poignant to humorously bold, these thought-provoking words will make you believe love can conquer all. 

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Romeo and Juliet Love Quotes With Page Numbers Act 1 

“Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,
And the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, The Chorus, Act 1, scene 1, Page 3

 

“Benvolio: in love?
Romeo: Out
Benvolio: Out of love?
Romeo: Out of her favour where I am in love.

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio and Romeo, Act 1, scene 1, Page 8

 

“Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!

~William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, scene 1, Page 8

 

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears;
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, scene 1, Page 9

 

“Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O any thing, of nothing first create!
O heavy lightness, serious vanity,
Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms,
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, scene 1, Page 9

 

“Out of her favour, where I am in love.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, scene 1, Page 9

 

“Alas, that love, so gentle in his view,
Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio, Act 1, scene 1, Page 9

 

“Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still,
Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will!
Where shall we dine? O me! What fray was here?
Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.
Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.
Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O any thing, of nothing first create!
O heavy lightness! Serious vanity!
Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.
Dost thou not laugh?”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, scene 1, Page 9

 

“Well, in that hit you miss. She’ll not be hit
With Cupid’s arrow. She hath Dian’s wit,
And, in strong proff of chastity well armed,
From Love’s weak childish bow she lives uncharmed.
She will not stay the siege of loving terms,
Nor bide th’ encounter of assailing eyes,
Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold.
O, she is rich in beauty; only poor
That, when she dies, with dies her store.
Act 1,Scene 1, lines 180-197”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio, Act 1, scene 1, Page 10

 

“One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun
Ne’er saw her match since first the world begun.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, scene 2, Page 13

 

“You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings
and soar with them above a common bound.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio, Act 1, scene 4, Page 17

 

“Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, scene 4, Page 17

 

“Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, Scene 5, Page 21

 

“O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear;
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, scene 4, Page 21

 

Romeo:
“If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.

Juliet:
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.

Romeo:
Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?

Juliet:
Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.

Romeo:
O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.

Juliet:
Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake.

Romeo:
Then move not, while my prayer’s effect I take.
Thus from my lips, by yours, my sin is purged.

Juliet:
Then have my lips the sin that they have took.

Romeo:
Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged!
Give me my sin again.

Juliet:
You kiss by the book.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, scene 5, Page 22

 

Romeo and Juliet Quotes About Love Act 2 

“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
O, that I were a glove upon that hand
That I might touch that cheek!”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 2, scene 2, Page 27

 

“The Brightness of her cheek would shame those stars as daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven would through the airy region stream so bright that birds would sing, and think it were not night.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 2, scene 2, Page 27

 

“It is my lady. O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!
She speaks, yet she says nothing. What of that?
Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
I am too bold. ’Tis not to me she speaks.
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.
What if her eyes were there, they in her head?
The brightness of her cheek would shame those
stars”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, scene 2, Page 27

 

“Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Act 1, scene 2, Page 27

 

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Act 2, scene 2, Page 28

 

“O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circle orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Act 2, scene 2, Page 29

 

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2, Page 30

 

“Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 2, scene 2, Page 31

 

“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence, Act 2, scene 3, Page 35

 

“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite.
Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Act 2 Scene 6, Page 45

 

“The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Act 2 Scene 6, Page 45

 

*Love each other in moderation. That is the key to long-lasting love. Too fast is as bad as too slow.*”
~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Act 2, scene 6, Page 45

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Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Love Quotes

“Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night;
Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night…”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Act 3, scene 2, Page 52

 

“Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Act 3, scene 2, Page 52

 

“O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face!
Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?
Beautiful tyrant! fiend angelical!
Dove-feather’d raven! wolvish-ravening lamb!
Despised substance of divinest show!
Just opposite to what thou justly seem’st,
A damned saint, an honourable villain!
O nature, what hadst thou to do in hell;
When thou didst bower the spirit of a fiend
In mortal paradise of such sweet flesh?
Was ever book containing such vile matter
So fairly bound? O that deceit should dwell
In such a gorgeous palace!”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Act 3, scene 2, Page 53

 

“Wilt thou be gone? it is not yet near day:
It was the nightingale, and not the lark,
That pierc’d the fearful hollow of thine ear;
Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate tree:
Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.

Rom. It was the lark, the herald of the morn,
No nightingale: look, love, what envious streaks
Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east:
Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops:

I must be gone and live, or stay and die.

Jul. Yon light is not daylight, I know it, I:
It is some meteor that the sun exhales,
To be to thee this night a torch-bearer,
And light thee on thy way to Mantua:
Therefore stay yet; thou need’st not to be gone,

Rom. Let me be ta’en,, let me be put to death;
I am content, so thou wilt have it so.
I’ll say yon grey is not the morning’s eye,
‘T is but the pale reflex of Cynthia’s brow;

Nor that is not the lark, whose notes do beat
The vaulty heaven so high above our heads:
I have more care to stay than will to go:
Come, death, and welcome! Juliet wills it so,
How is’t my soul? let’s talk; it is not day.

Jul. It is, it is; hie hence, be gone, away!
It is the lark that sings so out of tune,
Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps.
Some say the lark makes sweet division;
This doth not so, for she divideth us:

Some say the lark and loathed toad change eyes;
O! now I would they had changed voices too,
Since arm from arm that voice doth us affray,
Hunting thee hence with hunt’s up to the day.
O! now be gone; more light and light it grows.

Rom. More light and light; more dark and dark our woes.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, scene 5, Page 62

 

Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Love Quotes

“Her blood is settled, and her joints are stiff;
Life and these lips have long been separated:
Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Capulet, Act 4, scene 5, Page 79

 

Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Love Quotes

“I defy you, stars.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, scene 1, Page 83

 

“Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace!
And, lips, oh you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss a dateless bargain to engrossing death!”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 88

 

“Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 89

 

“thus with a kiss I die”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 89

 

“O my love, my wife!
Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 89

 

“O, here
Will I set up my everlasting rest,
And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars
From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death!”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 89

 

“A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished:
For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Prince Escalus, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 94

 

“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Prince Escalus, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 94

 

Romeo and Juliet quotes about death and love

“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite.
Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Act 2 Scene 6, Page 45

 

“Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night;
Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night…”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Act 3, scene 2, Page 52

 

“Her blood is settled, and her joints are stiff;
Life and these lips have long been separated:
Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Capulet, Act 4, scene 5, Page 79

 

“Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace!
And, lips, oh you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss a dateless bargain to engrossing death!”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 88

 

“Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 89

 

“thus with a kiss I die”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 89

 

“O my love, my wife!
Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 89

 

“O, here
Will I set up my everlasting rest,
And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars
From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death!”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 89

 

Romeo and Juliet quotes about love at first sight

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears;
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, scene 1, Page 9

 

“Alas, that love, so gentle in his view,
Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio, Act 1, scene 1, Page 9

 

“Well, in that hit you miss. She’ll not be hit
With Cupid’s arrow. She hath Dian’s wit,
And, in strong proff of chastity well armed,
From Love’s weak childish bow she lives uncharmed.
She will not stay the siege of loving terms,
Nor bide th’ encounter of assailing eyes,
Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold.
O, she is rich in beauty; only poor
That, when she dies, with dies her store.
Act 1,Scene 1, lines 180-197”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio, Act 1, scene 1, Page 10

 

“Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Romeo, Act 1, Scene 5, Page 21

 

“O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circle orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Act 2, scene 2, Page 29

 

“Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 2, scene 2, Page 31

 

*Love each other in moderation. That is the key to long-lasting love. Too fast is as bad as too slow.*”

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Act 2, scene 6, Page 45

 

What is the most famous line from Romeo and Juliet?

Thus with a kiss I die. O happy dagger, This is thy sheath: there rust, and let me die. All are punished.

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Act 5, Scene 3, Page 89

 

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