MEMORABLE QUOTES FROM THE
MERCHANT OF VENICE
Shvlock: I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so
following; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.
Salerio: Why, I am sure, if he forfeit thou wilt not take his flesh: what's that good for?
To bait fish withal: feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.
He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million, laughed at my losses,
mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends,
heated mine enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew.
Hear me yet, good Shylock.
Shylock: I'll have my bond; speak not against my bond.
For thy three thousand ducats here is six.
Shylock: If every ducat in six thousand ducats were in six parts and every part a
ducat, I would not draw them; I would have my bond
Portia: The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
upon the place beneath.