Top Othello Quotes

Browse top 24 famous quotes and sayings about Othello by most favorite authors.

Favorite Othello Quotes

1. "Juliet singles out Romeo. Desdemona claims Othello. They have no doubts, the young, no fear, no pride."
Author: Agatha Christie
2. "Ama gözyaslari gereklidir. Othello'nun söylediklerini hatirlamiyor musunuz? Böyle bir huzur gelecekse her firtinanin ardindan essin rüzgarlar ta ki ölümü uyandirana dek."
Author: Aldous Huxley
3. "But if you know about God, why don't you tell them?' asked the Savage indignantly.'Why don't you give them these books about God?''For the same reason as we don't give them Othello: they're old; they're about God hundreds of years ago. Not about God now.''But God doesn't change.''Men do, though.''What difference does that make?'"All the difference in the world,' said Mustapha Mond."
Author: Aldous Huxley
4. "And it's what you never will write," said the Controller. "Because, if it were really like Othello nobody could understand it, however new it might be. And if were new, it couldn't possibly be like Othello."
Author: Aldous Huxley
5. "Because our world is not the same as Othello's world. You can't make flivvers without steel-and you can't make tragedies without social instability. The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get. They're well off; they're safe; they're never ill; they're not afraid of death; they're blissfully ignorant of passion and old age; they're plagued with no mothers or fathers; they've got no wives, or children, or lovers to feel strongly about; they're so conditioned that they practically can't help behaving as they ought to behave. And if anything should go wrong, there's soma. Which you go and chuck out of the window in the name of liberty, Mr. Savage. Liberty!" He laughed. "Expecting Deltas to know what liberty is! And now expecting them to understand Othello! My good boy!"
Author: Aldous Huxley
6. "'Othello' is the most domestic of Shakespeare's tragedies and the one that's likely to strike a personal note with a lot of people watching it."
Author: Andrew Davies
7. "A man awakes every morningand instead of reading the newspaperreads Act V of Othello.He sips his coffee and is contentthat this is the news he needsas his wife looks on helplessly."
Author: B.J. Ward
8. "Let my memories of you be like water on the moon. A beautiful impossibility-but allowing me to sleep and dream of infinite beginnings rather than Othello endings."
Author: Carew Papritz
9. "I know I had my equivalents in Adrian Lester and Lenny James when I was at drama school. I remember David Harewood doing 'Othello' at the National, and Adrian Lester having done Cheek by Jowl's famous 'As You Like It and Company' at the Donmar. Not necessarily performances I saw, but just the fact they happened was massively encouraging."
Author: David Oyelowo
10. "There are no preconditions for jealousy. You don't have to be right, you don't have to be reasonable. Take Othello. He was neither right nor reasonable, and Desdemona ended up dead. I wouldn't mind Leanne ending up dead. I wouldn't mind exploding her into fireworks of peacock and pearl."
Author: Franny Billingsley
11. "Sufletul lui Othello era pur si simplu zdrobit si de aceea se dezechilibrase toata conceptia lui despre lume, pentru ca idealul lui era mort."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
12. "If the distinction is not held too rigidly nor pressed too far, it is interesting to think of Shakespeare's chief works as either love dramas or power dramas, or a combination of the two. In his Histories, the poet handles the power problem primarily, the love interest being decidedly incidental. In the Comedies, it is the other way around, overwhelmingly in the lighter ones, distinctly in the graver ones, except in Troilus and Cressida--hardly comedy at all--where without full integration something like a balance is maintained. In the Tragedies both interests are important, but Othello is decidedly a love drama and Macbeth as clearly a power drama, while in Hamlet and King Lear the two interests often alternate rather than blend."
Author: Harold Clarke Goddard
13. "Cordelia loved his explanations. She loved knowing words that belonged to things she'd never seen, even to things you couldn't see at all. She remembered those words carefully. "Magic," George had said, "is something unnatural, something that doesn't really exist. If I snap my fingers and Othello suddenly turns white, that's magic. If I fetch a bucket of paint and paint him white, it isn't." He laughed, and for a moment it looked as if he felt like snapping his fingers or fetching that bucket. Then he went on, "Everything that looks like magic is really a trick. There's no such thing as magic." Cordelia grazed with relish. "Magic" was her favorite word - for something that didn't exist at all."
Author: Leonie Swann
14. "Justice!" bleated Othello. "Justice!" bleated the other sheep. And so it was decided that George Glenn's sheep themselves would solve the wicked murder of their shepherd."
Author: Leonie Swann
15. "Slipping in blood, by his own hand, through pride,Hamlet, Othello, Coriolanus fall.Upon his bed, however, Shakespeare die,Having endured them all."
Author: Louise Bogan
16. "'Othello' was my first Shakespearean discovery. I was obsessed with drama at school, and I studied the play for my English GCSE. Desdemona is the part that everyone wants, but Iago's wife Emilia is the one I've always been drawn to."
Author: Michelle Dockery
17. "Yeah, 'cause you were so quick to speak up earlier? it mocks. What's that one guy's name again? The one who is your heart and soul? Octavius? Othello? Bah. I can't be bothered to remember, either. How interesting, your hypocrisy."
Author: T.J. Klune
18. "I am no Othello, Othello was a lie."
Author: Tayeb Salih
19. "I've played almost every lead character from Henry VI to Othello. I'm dying to tackle Richard III sometime."
Author: Ted Lange
20. "A character I would love to play is Iago, from Othello."
Author: Tim Roth
21. "Suppose, for instance, that men were only represented in literature as the lovers of women, and were never the friends of men, soldiers, thinkers, dreamers; how few parts in the plays of Shakespeare could be allotted to them; how literature would suffer! We might perhaps have most of Othello; and a good deal of Antony; but no Caesar, no Brutus, no Hamlet, no Lear, no Jaques--literature would be incredibly impoverished, as indeed literature is impoverished beyond our counting by the doors that have been shut upon women."
Author: Virginia Woolf
22. "Coleridge's description of Iago's actions as "motiveless malignancy" applies in some degree to all the Shakespearian villains. The adjective motiveless means, firstly, that the tangible gains, if any, are clearly not the principal motive, and, secondly, that the motive is not the desire for personal revenge upon another for a personal injury. Iago himself proffers two reasons for wishing to injure Othello and Cassio. He tells Roderigo that, in appointing Cassio to be his lieutenant, Othello has treated him unjustly, in which conversation he talks like the conventional Elizabethan malcontent. In his soliloquies with himself, he refers to his suspicion that both Othello and Cassio have made him a cuckold, and here he talks like the conventional jealous husband who desires revenge. But there are, I believe, insuperable objections to taking these reasons, as some critics have done, at their face value."
Author: W.H. Auden
23. "Assure thee, if I do vow a friendship, I'll perform it to the last article."--Othello, Act III, Scene iii"
Author: William Shakespeare
24. "OTHELLO [Rising.]                         O, she was foul!— I scarce did know you, uncle; there lies your niece, Whose breath, indeed, these hands have newly stopp'd: I know this act shows horrible and grim. GRATIANO Poor Desdemona! I am glad thy father's dead: Thy match was mortal to him, and pure grief Shore his old thread in twain: did he live now, This sight would make him do a desperate turn, Yea, curse his better angel from his side, And fall to reprobance. OTHELLO 'Tis pitiful; but yet Iago knows That she with Cassio hath"
Author: William Shakespeare

Othello Quotes Pictures

Quotes About Othello
Quotes About Othello
Quotes About Othello

Today's Quote

But you're forgetting that my expectations are much higher than yours."
Author: Candace Knoebel

Famous Authors

Popular Topics