Famous Shakespeare Quote

"More matter with less art."


In William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" Queen Gertrude, Hamlet's mother, says the famous quote, "More matter with less art" in Act II, Scene II Line 95. She says this to Polonius when he is trying to describe the cause of Hamlet's madness when they were at Polonius's house in Elsinore. She knows that Polonius has come to bring her and the King news of Hamlet's condition and why he is in this condition. Queen Gertrude's character shows impatience in this line because she is basically telling him to hurry up and spit it out.