Sir Derek Jacobi is
Scene i - the "Nunnery Scene
"...but to persever
In obstinate condolement is a course
Of impious stubborness,tis unmanly grief..."
"This gentle and unforc'd accord of Hamlet
Sits smiling to my heart,"
"In the beaten way of friendship, what make you at Elsinore?"
"Why, thy face is valanc'd since I saw thee last;
com'st thou to beard me in Denmark?"
"Bloody, bawdy villain,
Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain!
"To be, or not to be, that is the question"
"The undiscover'd country from, from whose bourn No traveller returns..."
"Get thee to a nunnery; why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?"
"Give me that man
That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him
In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart,
As I do thee."
"What should a man do but be merry?
for look you how cheerfully my mother looks, and my father died within these two hours"
Player Queen: "Sleep rock thy brain,
And never come mischance between us twain!"
Watching Claudius watch the play!
"The Mouse-trap... your majesty, and we that have free souls, it touches us not: let the gall'd jade wince, our withers are unwrung."
"Let me be cruel, not unnatural;
I will speak daggers to her, but use none;
My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites;"
"That I, essentially, am not in madness
But mad in craft;"
"Look here upon this picture, and on this,
The counterfeit presentiment of two brothers."
"Besides, to be demanded of a sponge, what replication should be made by the son of a king?"
"Nothing... but to show you how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar."
"Hamlet, this deed, for thine especial safety, "
"Now, get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favor she must come; make her laugh at that."
"How does my good Lord Hamlet?"
"Tis very strange."
On hearing of the ghost of his father...
"I dare not confess that, lest I should compare with him in excellence; but to know a man well were to know himself."
"If it be now, 'tis not to come;
If it be not to come, it will be now;
if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. Let be."
Scene ii - Plans and manipulations
Scene iv - Gertrude's Closet
Scene ii - Finding Hamlet
Scene iii - Where is Polonius?
Scene ii - True Friends share confidences
Scene i - at Ophelia's funeral
"No, no, the drink, the drink, --
O my dear Hamlet, --
The drink, the drink! I am poison'd"
"The point envenom'd too!
Then venom to thy work."
"Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane,
Drink off this potion: is thy union here?
Follow my mother."
"O, I die, Horatio;
The potent poison quite o'er-crows my spirit"
"Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"
"I'll have grounds
More relative than this; the play's the thing,
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king."
"The spirit I have seen
May be a devil, and the devil hath power
To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps
Out of my weakness, and my melancholy,
As he is very potent with such spirits,
Abuses me to damn me;"
"O my prophetic soul! My uncle!"
"And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me, nor women neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so."