Christopher Marlowe Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

Above our life we love a steadfast friend.

Accursed be he that first invented war.

All places are alike, and every earth is fit for burial.

And I will make thee beds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies.

As their wealth increaseth, so enclose, Infinite riches in a little room.

By shallow rivers, to whose falls Melodies birds sing madrigals.

Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

Confess and be hanged.

Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight,  And burnèd is Apollo’s laurel-bough, / That sometime grew within this learnèd man.

Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.

For Tamburlaine, the scourge of God, must die.

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.

Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place, for where we are is hell, And where hell is there must we ever be.

I am Envy. I cannot read and therefore wish all books burned.

I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.

I’ll have them fly to India for gold, Ransack the ocean for orient pearl.

I’m armed with more than complete steel, – The justice of my quarrel.

Infinite riches in a little room.

Is it not passing brave to be a king, and ride in triumph through Persepolis?

It is a comfort to the miserable to have comrades in misfortune, but it is a poor comfort after all.

Jigging veins of rhyming mother wits.

Live and die in Aristotle’s works.

Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

My men like satyrs grazing on the lawns, Shall with their goat-feet dance an antic hay.

Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.

Now hast thou but one bare hour to live / And then thou must be damned perpetually!, Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of heaven,/ That time may cease and midnight never come.

Now will I show myself to have more of the serpent than the dove; that is, more knave than fool.

O soul, be changed into little waterdrops, and fall into the ocean, ne’er be found!

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.

Our swords shall play the orators for us.

Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss! Her lips suck forth my soul: see, where it flies! Come Helen, come give me my soul again. Here will I dwell, for heaven be in these lips, And all is dross that is not Helena.

That perfect bliss and sole felicity, the sweet fruition of an earthly crown.

There is no sin but ignorance.

Things that are not at all, are never lost.

To undo a Jew is charity, and not sin.

Tush! These are trifles, and mere old wives’ tales.

Ugly hell, gape not! come not, Lucifer!, I’ll burn my books!

Unhappy spirits that fell with Lucifer, Conspired against our God with Lucifer, and are for ever damned with Lucifer.

Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.

Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?

What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?

What feeds me destroys me.

When all the world dissolves,and every creature shall be purified, All place shall be hell that is not heaven.

While money doesn’t buy love, it puts you in a great bargaining position.

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?

Yet let me kiss my lord before I die,and let me die with kissing of my lord.

You stars that reigned at my nativity, Whose influence hath allotted death and hell,  Now draw up Faustus, like a foggy mist, / Into the entrails of yon labouring cloud.

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