50+ Most Popular Othello Quotes to About Jealousy, Betrayal, and Revenge!

50+ Most Popular Othello Quotes to About Jealousy, Betrayal, and  Revenge!
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Tripboba.com - The Tragedy of Othello, well known as just Othello is one of the most popular plays by English playwright, Willian Shakespeare. It tells the story of a noble hero who makes a tragic error of judgment. This leads to a devastating story in which most of the characters end up dead or wounded. The most prominent themes of Othello's plays are jealousy, betrayal, and revenge.

In this writing, Tripboba is going to share more than 50 most popular and best Othello quotes for your reading season. Keep scrolling!

Othello Jealousy Quotes

Othello Jealousy Quotes
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If you are looking for famous Othello quotes, you've come to the right place. These Othello quotes can give more insights into jealousy. Let's check them out!

  • “She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them. This only is the witchcraft I have used.”- Othello, Act 1 Scene 3.
  • “And his unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love.”- Desdemona, Act 4 Scene 2.
  • “And, till she comes, as truly as to heaven I do confess the vices of my blood, So justly to your grave ears I'll present How I did thrive in this fair lady's love, And she in mine.”
  • - Othello,  Act 1 Scene 3.
  • “Let me speak like yourself, and lay a sentence, Which, as a grise or step, may help these lovers...”- Duke of Venice,  Act 2 Scene 1.
  • “Her father loved me; oft invited me; Still question'd me the story of my life,...”- Othello, Act 1 Scene 3.
  • “But partly led to diet my revenge for that I do suspect the lusty Moor hath leaped into my seat.”- Iago,  Act 2 Scene 1
  • “But jealous souls will not be answered so. They are not ever jealous for the cause, But jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monster Begot upon itself, born on itself.”- Emilia,  Act 3 Scene 4
  • “The native act and figure of my heart In compliment extern, ’tis not long after But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve.”- Iago, Act 1 Scene 1.
  • “Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.”- Iago,  Act 3 Scene 3.

Find more inspiring Othello quotes on the next page, Keep scrolling!

Othello Famous Quotes

Othello Famous Quotes
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Find the best and memorable Othello quotes from different scenes in the play. These Othello quotes are sure to remind you about the story and plots of this play.

  • “Let me speak like yourself, and lay a sentence, Which, as a grise or step, may help these lovers...”- Duke of Venice,  Act 2 Scene 1
  • “Men in rage strike those that wish them best.”- Iago, Act 2 Scene 3.
  • “It is as sure as you are Roderigo, Were I the Moor, I would not be Iago. In following him, I follow but myself. ” - Iago, Act 1 Scene 1.
  • “I know my price, I am worth no worse a place.”- Iago, Act 1  Scene 1
  • “But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at I am not what I am.”- Iago, Act 1  Scene 1
  • “I know my price, I am worth no worse a place.”- Iago, Act 1  Scene 1
  • “I follow him to serve my turn upon him.”- Iago, Act 1 Scene 1
  • “She wished she had not heard it, yet she wished That heaven had made her such a man.”- Act 1 Scene 3)
  • “Even now, now, very now, an old black ram is tupping your white ewe.”-Act 1 Scene 1

Othello Emilia Quotes

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Othello Emilia acts as a voice of honesty and reason. Emilia's words in the plays are popular. Othello quotes are inspiring and of course, fun to read.

  • “Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” (Act 1 scene 3)
  • “Put money in thy purse.” (Act 1 Scene 3)
  • “If after every tempest come such calms, May the winds blow till they have wakened death!” (Act 2 Scene 1)
  • “Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.” (Act 2 Scene 3)
  • “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.”(Act 3 Scene 3)
  • “I kissed thee ere I killed thee: no way but this, Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.” (Act 5 scene 2)
  • “You have little cause to say so.”(Act 2, Scene 1)
  • “I will bestow you where you shall have time To speak your bosom freely”(Act 3, Scene 1)
  • What will you do with that you have been so earnest To have me filch it?”(Act 3, Scene 3)
  • “They are all but stomachs, and we all but food; To eat us hungrily, and when they are full, They belch us.”(Act 3, Scene 4)
  • “But jealous souls will not be assured so; They are not ever jealous for the cause, But jealous for they are jealous; ‘tis a monster Begot upon itself, born of itself.”(Act 3, Scene 4)
  • “I durst, my lord, to wager she is honest, Lay down my soul at stake.” (Act 4, Scene 2)
  • “I will be hanged if some eternal villain, Some busy and uninsinuating rogue, Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, Have not devised this slander:”(Act 4, Scene 2)
  • “If he says so, may his pernicious soul Rot half a grain a day! He lies to the heart.”(Act 5, Scene 1)
  • “They are not ever jealous for the cause But jealous for they’re jealous.” (3.4.)
  • If any wretch has put this in your head Let heaven requite it with the serpent’s curse. (4.2.)
  • “My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty. To you I am bound for life and education: My life and education both do learn me how to respect you. You are the lord of duty, I am hitherto your daughter.”-Act 1 Scene 3

Important Othello Quotes

Important Othello Quotes
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There are some important scenes in Othello plays that you can take lessons from. Find the most popular and inspiring Othello quotes below.

  • “But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at I am not what I am.” – Othello
  • “Men should be what they seem.” – Othello
  • “She loved me for the dangers I had passed and I lov’d her that she did pity them.” – Othello
  • “Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger.” – Othello
  • “And his unkindness may defeat my life, but never taint my love.” – Othello
  • “She loved me for the dangers I had passed, and I loved her that she did pity them. This only is the witchcraft I have used.” – Othello
  • “So will I turn her virtue into pitch, and out of her goodness make the net That shall enmesh them all.” – Othello
  • “She gave me for my pains a world of sighs.” – Othello
  • “Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls: Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing; ’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been a slave to thousands;
  • But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.”― William Shakespeare, Othello
  • “Who steals my purse steals trash; ‘tis something, nothing; ‘twas mine, ‘tis his, and has been a slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, and makes me poor indeed.” – Othello
  • “I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.”― William Shakespeare, Othello
  • “But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at I am not what I am.” ― William Shakespeare, Othello
  •  “Thou weight thy words before thou givest them breathe.” – Othello
  • “She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I lov'd her that she did pity them” ― William Shakespeare, Othello
  •  “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the greed ey’d monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” – Othello
  • “Men in rage strike those that wish them best.” – Othello
  • “The robb’d that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.” – Othello
  • “Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.” – Othello
  • “Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, is the immediate jewel of their souls.” – Othello
  • “I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.” – Othello
  • “How poor are they that have no patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” – Othello
  • “But jealous souls will not be answered so. They are not ever jealous for the cause, but jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monster begot upon itself, born on itself.” – Othello
  • “Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.” – Othello
  • “It is silliness to live when to live is torment, and then have we a prescription to die when death is our physician.” – Othello
  • “I kissed thee ere I killed thee. No way but this, Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.” – Othello
  • “As I am an honest man, I thought you had received some bodily sound. There is more sense in that than in reputation. Reputation is an idle and most false imposition, oft got without merit and lost without deserving.” – Othello
  • “Excellent wretch! Perdition catches my soul but I do love thee! And when I love thee not, chaos come again.” – Othello
  • “If we will plant nettles, or sow lettuce, set hyssop and weed up tine, supply it with one gender of herbs, or distract it with many, either have it sterile with idleness or manured with industry, why, the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills.” – Othello
  • “Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, but seeming so, for my peculiar end: for when my outward action doth demonstrate the native act and figure of my heart In compliment extern, ‘tis not long after but I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at I am not what I am.” – Othello
  • “I can again thy former light restore, Should I repent me: but once put out thy light, thou cunningest pattern of excelling nature, I know not where is that Promethean heat That can thy light relume.” – Othello


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