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Greek & Roman (Classical) Comedic
SAUSAGE-SELLER: The story is worth hearing. Listen! From here I rushed straight to the Senate, right...
Dramatic
PEPEL: I told you -- I'm through with being a thief, so help me God! I'll quit! If I say so, I'll do...
Dramatic
LUKA: There -- you say -- truth! Truth doesn't always heal a wounded soul. For instance, I knew of a...
Dramatic
LUKA: Some one has to be kind, girl -- some one has to pity people! Christ pitied everybody -- and h...
Dramatic
NASTYA: At night he came into the garden. I had been waiting for him quite awhile. I trembled with f...

BREDWEL: You are my Lady, and the best of Mistresses--Therefore I would not grieve you, for I know y...
Dramatic
BOB: If it hadn't been for you, I should have shot myself long ago. What's the family creed? "I beli...
Dramatic
MAGGIE CATHER: Listen, Henry Hinde. All the time you were away in Liverpool where nobody knew you, I...
Dramatic
SOSTRATUS: Madam, all minds are not gifted with the necessary qualities which the delicacy of those ...
Modern (Late 1800's - Early 1900's) Comedic
LEONARD: My wife is dumb. Quite dumb. I admit, I noticed it before we were married. I couldn't help ...
Dramatic
TIMOTEO: I'm the arbiter of justice. The voice of God. Ordained on this earth, placed here by our Lo...
Elizabethan
DUKE OF GUISE: Now, Guise, begin those deep-engender'd thoughts To burst abroad those never-dying f...

ISABEL: Listen for the last time. You know how, sitting last night under the shelter of those white ...
Elizabethan Comedic
LAUNCELOT: Certainly my conscience will serve me to run from this Jew my master. The fiend is at min...
Elizabethan
MOROCCO: [Examining three caskets: one gold, one silver, one lead.] Some god direct my judgment! Le...

ALCESTE: No, you labour in vain, and in vain try to argue. Nothing can now deter me from my project;...

CELIMENE: Madam, I have many thanks in return to you, and such advice lays me under great obligation...
Dramatic
HELEN: I've seen--a vision! I'd just fallen asleep, and I saw a plain that seemed to run into the sk...
Dramatic
CLAIRE: Ah! You would not speak that way if you had seen her; if, like me, you had held her in your ...
Dramatic
MR. Y: Well! It happened this way! I was a student at Lund and wanted a loan from the bank. I had no...