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Hamlet (1996 film) Quotes

Hamlet (1996 film) is a television show that first aired in 1970 . Hamlet ended in 1970.

It features David Barron (film producer) as producer, Patrick Doyle in charge of musical score, and Alex Thomson (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

Hamlet (1996 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom, and United States. Each episode of Hamlet (1996 film) is 242 minutes long. Hamlet (1996 film) is distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The cast includes: Julie Christie as Hamlet, Nicholas Farrell as Horatio, Julie Christie as Gertrude, Jack Lemmon as Marcellus, Richard Briers as Polonius, Derek Jacobi as Claudius, and Rufus Sewell as Fortinbras.

Hamlet (1996 film) Quotes

Nicholas Farrell as Horatio

  • (Nicholas Farrell) "This bodes some strange eruption to our state."
  • (Nicholas Farrell) "Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Julie Christie as Hamlet

  • (Julie Christie) "What man dost thou dig it for?"
  • (Unnamed) "For no man sir."
  • (Julie Christie) "For what woman then?"
  • (Unnamed) "For none neither."
  • (Julie Christie) "Who is to be buried here?"
  • (Unnamed) "One that was a woman sir, but rest her soul, she's dead."
  • (Julie Christie) "But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue."
  • (Julie Christie) "Frailty, thy name is woman."
  • (Julie Christie) "Oh, that this too, too solid flesh would melt."
  • (Julie Christie) "One woe doth tread upon another's heels so fast they follow."
  • (Julie Christie) "'Tis now the very witching time of night, when church yards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world."
  • (Julie Christie) "To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them."
  • (Julie Christie) "O, from this time forth my thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth."
  • (Julie Christie) "Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in the shape of a camel?"
  • (Richard Briers) "By the mass, and 'tis like a camel indeed."
  • (Julie Christie) "Methinks it's like a weasel."
  • (Richard Briers) "It is backed like a weasel."
  • (Julie Christie) "Or like a whale."
  • (Richard Briers) "Very like a whale."
  • (Julie Christie) "For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
  • (Julie Christie) "I lov'd Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum."
  • (Julie Christie) "Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath bore me on his back a thousand times, and now how abhorred in my imagination it is. My gorge rises at it. Here hung these lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar?"
  • (Julie Christie) "I myself am indifferent honest, yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me."
  • (Julie Christie) "A little more than kin and less than kind."
  • (Julie Christie) "If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart, absent thee from felicity awhile and in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain to tell my story."
  • (Julie Christie) "Seems, madam. nay it is; I know not "seems.""
  • (Julie Christie) "If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all."
  • (Julie Christie) "Now mother, what's the matter?"
  • (Julie Christie) "Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended."
  • (Julie Christie) "Mother, you have my father much offended."
  • (Julie Christie) "Come, come, you answer with an idle tongue."
  • (Julie Christie) "Go, go, you question with a wicked tongue."
  • (Julie Christie) "Why, how now, Hamlet?"
  • (Julie Christie) "What's the matter now?"
  • (Julie Christie) "Have you forgot me?"
  • (Julie Christie) "No by the rood, not so. You are the queen, your husband's brother's wife."
  • (Julie Christie) "The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king."
  • (Julie Christie) "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
  • (Julie Christie) "I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire. Why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is man. How noble in reason. How infinite in faculties. In form and moving, how express and admirable. In action how like an angel. in apprehension, how like a god. The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?"

Richard Briers as Polonius

  • (Richard Briers) "This above all; to thine own self be true/ And it must follow as the night the day/ Thou canst not then be false to any man."
  • (Richard Briers) "My lord I will take my leave of you."
  • (Julie Christie) "You cannot sir, take from me anything I would more willingly part withal. Except my life. Except my life"
  • (Julie Christie) "Except my life."
  • (Richard Briers) "Fare you well, my lord."
  • (Julie Christie) "These tedious old fools."
  • (Richard Briers) "How dost my good lord Hamlet?"
  • (Julie Christie) "Well. God a' mercy."
  • (Richard Briers) "Do you know me my lord?"
  • (Julie Christie) "Excellent well. You are a fishmonger."
  • (Richard Briers) "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."

Derek Jacobi as Claudius

  • (Derek Jacobi) "When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions."
  • (Derek Jacobi) "Where is Polonius?"
  • (Julie Christie) "In heaven. Send thither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him in the other place yourself."

Rufus Sewell as Fortinbras

  • (Rufus Sewell) "This quarry cries on havoc. / O proud Death, what feast is toward in thine eternal cell / That thou so many princes at a shot / So bloodily hast struck?"

Jack Lemmon as Marcellus

  • (Jack Lemmon) "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."

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