Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner?
"Your children shall be kings."
"Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood;"
"Is this a dagger which I see before me,The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. "
After being visited by the witches Banquo (left) and Macbeth (right), are left bewildered and skeptical of their stated prophecies. (I. iii)
Yearning the power of the throne for her husband, MacBeth, Lady MacBeth calls upon spirits to take away her gentle femininity and human weakness so that she may be there in whatever way her MacBeth needs her. (I. v)
Plagued with his nerves about killing Duncan, MacBeth's thoughts manifest into a daydream of a bloody dagger before him whose handle is pointing towards his hand. (II.i)