FAMOUS QUOTES FROM THE CRUCIBLE

“We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” – John Proctor

“I cannot sleep for dreamin’; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I’d find you comin’ through some door.” – John Proctor

“Life, woman, life is God’s most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it.” – Reverend Hale

“I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.” – John Proctor

“I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” – John Proctor

“There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires!” – Reverend Hale

“I cannot blink what I saw, Abigail, for my enemies will not blink it.” – Reverend Parris

“I’ll not conceal it, my hand shakes yet as with a wound!” – Reverend Hale

“I want to open myself! … I want the light of God, I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!” – Abigail Williams

“The pure in heart need no lawyers.” – Judge Hathorne

“A person is either with this court or he must be counted against it; there be no road between.” – Judge Danforth

“God is dead!” – John Proctor

“I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you.” – Elizabeth Proctor

“I think it be evidence, John. I am an official of the court. I cannot keep it.” – Mary Warren WHEN SOMEONE NOT INTERESTED IN YOU QUOTES

“There is a prodigious fear of this court in the country…” – Reverend Hale

“I believe she has vanished. Leaving a fraction of a lie; for she is forever removed from this parish.” – Reverend Parris

“There be no mark upon my life, Mr. Proctor. I am a stranger with them, as you know, I am a stranger now with the court.” – Mary Warren

“I never knew until tonight that the world is gone daft with paranoid.” – John Proctor

“But I will cut off my hand before I will ever reach for you again.” – John Proctor

“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name?” – John Proctor

“I beg you, stop now before another is condemned! I may shut my conscience to it no more—private vengeance is working through this testimony!” – Reverend Hale

“I denounce these proceedings, I quit this court!” – Reverend Hale

“Your justice would freeze beer!” – John Proctor

“He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!” – Elizabeth Proctor

“A person is good, or he is evil. And whose souls are white, and whose souls are black, you can’t heap that judgment on me!” – Abigail Williams

“Let you beware, Mr. Danforth. Think you be so mighty that Hell may not turn your wits? Beware of it!” – John Proctor

“I have seen too many frightful proofs in court— the Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points!” – Reverend Hale