Study Help Famous Quotes from The Tempest


Shakespeare coined many popular phrases that are still commonly used today. Here are some examples of Shakespeare's most familiar quotes from The Tempest. You just might be surprised to learn of all the everyday sayings that originally came from Shakespeare!

"I would fain die a dry death." (Act I, Scene I)

"Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground." (Act I, Scene I)

"A very ancient and fish-like smell." (Act II, Scene II)

"Fill all thy bones with aches." (Act I, Scene II)

"My library Was dukedom large enough." (Act I, Scene II)

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows." (Act II, Scene II)

"He that dies pays all debts." (Act III, Scene II)

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep." (Act IV, Scene I)

"Where the bee sucks, there suck I - In a cowslip's bell I lie." (Act V, Scene I)