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King Lear: Madness quotes

Every hour,
He flashes into one gross crime or other/ That sets us all at odds

Old fools
are babes again

a poor
bare, forked animal

I have
ta’en too little care of this

truth’s a dog
must to a kennel; he must be whipped out

poor
naked wretches

humanity
must perforce prey on itself

Oh fool
I shall go mad

Didst thou give
all to thy daughters and are’t thou come to this?

Is there any
cause in nature for these hard hearts?

I love
you according to my bond

I am a very
foolish, fond old man… I fear I am not in my perfect mind

who is it
that can tell me who I am

O, Lear
Lear, Lear!

Adrian Ingham
Lear’s madness is a journey as much as it is an illness’

expose
thyself to what wretches feel

Nothing could have
subdued nature/ To such lowness but his unkind daughters

‘O me
my heart! My rising heart!

Fie Fie
fie! Pah, pah!

A man
may see how this world goes with no eyes

see how
yon justice rails upon yon simple thief

Enter Lear
mad (crowned with wild flowers)

Tis time’s
plague when madmen lead the blind

flibber
tigibbet

who gives anything
to poor tom? whom the foul fiend hath led through fire and through flame

false heart
bloody hand…wolf in greediness – Keep thy foot out of brothels

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