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The Crucible Quotations
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"And now you bid me tear the light out of my eyes? I will not, I cannot! You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!"
Abigail Williams to John Proctor after he tells her to put it out of her mind, they never touched
"There are many others who stay away from church these days because you hardly ever mention God any more."
John Proctor to Reverend Parris after being questioned about his church habits
"He has his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
Elizabeth Proctor to Reverend Hale after Hale asks her to convince John to confess
"All innocent and Christian people are happy for the courts in Salem! These people are gloomy for it."
Reverend Parris to Judge Danforth when Francis Nurse, Giles Corey, and John Proctor come forth with evidence
"I'll tell you what's walking Salem - vengeance is walking Salem. 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 to Judge Danforth while trying to convince him that the girls are frauds
"There is blood on my head! Can you not see the blood on my head!!"
Reverend Hale to Judge Danforth when Danforth says he cannot pardon the people accused
"You must understand, Sir, that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between."
Judge Danforth to Giles after Giles refuses to name his informant
"I Say - I say- God is dead!"
John Proctor after he has been accused and Danforth asks him what he has to say about Mary's accusation
"It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice. Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it...it may well be God condemns a liar less than he throws his life away for pride."
Reverend Hale to Elizabeth Proctor when he wants her to convince John to confess
"Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lie! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How many I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave my name!"
John Proctor to Judge Danforth when asked why he won't give over his signed confession to be hanged upon the church door.
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