"And I pray you feel the weight of truth upon you, for now my ministry's at stake, my ministry and perhaps your cousin's life."
"You are no wintry man. I know you, John. I know you. 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."
"I regard that six pound as part of my salary. I am paid little enough without I spend six pound on firewood."
"And I say, You lie Devil, you lie! And then he come one stormy night to me, and he say Look I have white people belong to me. And I look- and there was Goody Good."
Goody Osburn were midwife to me three times. I begged you, Thomas, did I not? I begged him not to call Osburn because I feared her. My babies always shriveled in her hands!"
"A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back."
"We cannot look to superstition in this. The Devil is precise."
"I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies, as though I come into a court when I come into this house!"
"We burn a hot fire here; it melts down all concealment."