The Crucible : Quotes

Abigail: Let *you* beware, Mr. Danforth. Do you think yourself so mighty the Devil may not turn *your* wits?
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Abigail: I am but God's finger, John. If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned.
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Elizabeth: It needs a cold wife to prompt lechery.
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Judge Danforth: Who weeps for these weeps for corruption.
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John Proctor: Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer.
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John Proctor: Go to bed, Mary.
Mary Warren: I'll not be ordered to bed anymore, Mr. Proctor. I am 18 now and a woman... however single.
John Proctor: If you wish to sit up, then sit up.
Mary Warren: I wish to go to bed.
John Proctor: Good night, then.
Mary Warren: Good night.
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John Proctor: These are heavy books.
Rev. John Hale: Well, they should be. They're weighted with authority.
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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 you have hanged! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!
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John Proctor: I say- I say- God is dead!
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Betty Parris: I want my mama.
Abigail Williams: Your mama's dead and buried.
Betty Parris: I'll find her! Let me fly! Mama! No!
Abigail Williams: Why are you doing this? I told you, he knows now.
Betty Parris: You drank blood Abby. Did you tell him that?
[Abby slaps Betty]
Abigail Williams: Don't you ever say that again!
Betty Parris: You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!
[Abby throws Betty on the bed and starts hitting her]
Abigail Williams: Shut up! All of you. We danced. That is all, and mark this, if anyone breathe a word or the edge of a word about the other things, I will come to you in the black of some terrible night, and I will bring with me a pointy reckoning that will shudder you! And you know I can do it. I saw Indians smash my dear parents' heads on the pillow next to mine. And I have seen some reddish work done at night. And I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!
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Judge Danforth: Mr. Parris, you are a brainless man!
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John Proctor: WHORE! How do you call heaven?
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Reverend Parris: Why did Goody Proctor discharge you from her service?
Abigail Williams: Because I refused to be her slave.
Reverend Parris: I have heard said that John Proctor and you...
Abigail Williams: My name is good in the village! Elizabeth Proctor is an envious, gossipy liar!
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John Proctor: Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time, but I will cut off my hand before I reach for you again. We never touched.
Abigail Williams: Ay, but we did.
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Elizabeth: Question Abigail Williams about the gospel, not myself!
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John Proctor: She is a whore!
Judge Danforth: This will not pass. Can you prove this?
John Proctor: I have known her sir! I have known her.
Judge Danforth: In what time? What place?
John Proctor: In the proper place where my beasts are bedded.
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Judge Danforth: To your knowledge, has John Proctor committed the crime of lechery? Answer my question! Is your husband an adulterer?
Elizabeth: No sir.
Judge Danforth: Remove her, Marshal.
John Proctor: Elizabeth, I have confessed it!
Elizabeth: Oh, God!
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Abigail Williams: A women comes to my bed every night now and tears out my eyes.
Judge Danforth: Can you make out who she may be?
Abigail Williams: I believe she be Reverend John Hale's wife sir.
Judge Danforth: You must be mistaken my child. The wife of a minister be unlikely...
Abigail Williams: Satan may reach anyone sir.
Judge Sewall: Absolutely no one in the world is safe? Is that your meaning?
Judge Danforth: You are mistaken child. Understand me?
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John Proctor: Hell and Heaven grapple on our backs, and all our old pretenses ripped away. God's icy wind will blow.
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Martha Corey: I, sir, am innocent to a witch. I know not what a witch is.
Judge Hathorne: If you know not what a witch is, how do you know you are not one?
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Judge Danforth: The pure in heart need no lawyers.
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Judge Danforth: If you do not give me his name, I will have you arrested for contempt of court.
Giles Corey: This is a hearing. You cannot arrest me for contempt of a hearing.
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John Proctor: It is not on a boat we'll meet again Abigail, but in hell.
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John Proctor: You bring down heaven and raise up a whore!
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Mary Warren: Witchin's a hangin' error in Salem, like they done in Boston two year ago!
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Rev. John Hale: Do you know your commandments, Mr. Proctor?
John Proctor: Aye.
Rev. John Hale: Would you recite them please?
John Proctor: The commandments?
Rev. John Hale: Aye.
John Proctor: Thou shalt not kill.
Rev. John Hale: Aye.
John Proctor: Thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods, nor covet thy neighbors wives, thou shalt have no other Gods before me, thou shalt not use the Lord's name in vain, thou shalt keep holy the sabbath day, thou shalt honor thy mother and father, thou shalt not bare to false witness... thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wives.
Rev. John Hale: You said that one twice, Sir.
John Proctor: Aye.
Elizabeth: Adultry, John.
John Proctor: Aye. You see, Sir, between the two of us, we do know them all.
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Giles Corey: A fart on Thomas Putnam!
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Ezekiel Cheever: Purge your contempt and give us the name of the man who accused Putnam. You will say it, Corey.
Reverend Parris: Speak man, we cannot releant. What say you, Corey?
Giles Corey: More... Weight.
Reverend Parris: Lay on. You are commanded by the court. Lay On!
Giles Corey: AAH!
[he dies]
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Judge Danforth: John Proctor, I've seen your power. You are combined with ANTI-CHRIST!
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John Proctor: Show honor now, show them a stony heart and sink them with it!
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Reverend Parris: For having committed the crime of witchcraft, Rebecca Nurse, George Jacobs, Mary Easty, John Willard, Martha Corey, Elizabeth Howe, John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Mary Sibber, Hannah Bellows, Bridget Bishop and Sarah Osbourne are from this church with all its blessings and every hope of heaven hereby excommunicate.
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