Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and
urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes;
it provokes the desire, but it takes
away the performance: therefore, much drink
may be said to be an equivocator with lechery:
it makes him, and it mars him; it sets
him on, and it takes him off; it persuades him,
and disheartens him; makes him stand to, and
not stand to; in conclusion, equivocates him
in a sleep, and, giving him the lie, leaves him.
- Porter to Macduff
- Porter who is brought in for comic relief is drunk. This is ironic because someone who holds such a powerful position would normally be sober. He says three things happen when you're drunk. Sleep, urine, and lechery.