50 Quotes from the Crucible that Will Interest You

Filed in Quote by on March 28, 2022

– Quotes from the Crucible –

Are you familiar with the Salem Witch Trials? ‘The Crucible’ is a fantastic play with a semi-fictional witchcraft plot. The play depicts how a mob mentality leads to unethical behaviour. These actions in the play result in the punishment of innocent individuals. There were quotes from the crucible said by some characters.

Quotes from the Crucible

The Crucible Quotes

If you want to know more about ‘The Crucible’, check out these quotes below:

1. “It is an allegory of our times.”

2. “Sex, sin, and the Devil were early linked.”

3. “Some dream I had must have mistaken you for God that day.”

4. “No man may longer doubt the powers of the dark are gathered in monstrous attack up on this village. There is too much evidence now to deny it.”

5. “…an everlasting funeral marches round your heart.”

6. You are pulling down heaven and raising up a whore”

7. “God damns our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together!”

8. “There is prodigious fear in seeking loose spirits.”

9. “We are only what we always were”

Hypocrite Blame Quotes

10. “Peace. It is a providence, and no great change; we are only what we always were, but naked now.”

11. “Give them no tear! Tears pleasure them. Show honor now, show a stony heart and sink them with it!”

12. “I may think of you softly from time to time. But I’ll cut off my hand before I ever reach for you again.”

13. “I should hang ten thousand that dared to rise against the law, and an ocean of salt tears could not melt the resolution of the statutes.”

14. “What work you do! It’s strange work for a Christian girl to hang old women!”

15. “Oh, Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer.”

16. “Perhaps because there are those who believe that authority is all of a piece and that to challenge it anywhere is to threaten it everywhere.”

Mentality Quotes

17. “The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone…”

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

19. “PROCTOR, his mind wild, breathless: I say–I say–God is dead!”

20. “Great stones they lay upon his chest until he plead aye or nay. They say he give them but two words. “More weight,” he says. And died.”

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

22. “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.”

23. “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!”

24. “It is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves”


Blaming Others Quotes

25. “I cannot sleep for dreaming; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I’d find you comin’ through the door.”

26. “It’s the proper morning to fly into Hell.”

27. “Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.”

28. “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!

29. “A fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face! And it is my face, and yours, Danforth!”

30. “Political opposition… is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it with diabolical malevolence.”

31. “For them that quail to bring men out of ignorance, as I have quailed, and as you quail now when you know in all your black hearts that this be fraud-”

32. “When it is recalled that until the Christian era the underworld was never regarded as a hostile area, that all gods were useful and essentially friendly to man despite occasional lapses.”

Quotes from the Crucible

33. “What victory would the Devil have to win a soul already bad? It is the best the Devil wants, and who is better than the minister.”

34. “My name is good in the village! I will not have it said my name is soiled! Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar!”

35. “I am a minister of the Lord, and I dare not take a life without there be a proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience may doubt it.”- Reverend John Hale, Act three, page 92.

36. “Let either of you breathe a word or the edge of a word… and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” – Abigail Williams, Act one, page 20. “Quotes from the Crucible”

37. I never had any wife that is so taken with books, and I thought to find the cause of it, d’y’see, but it were no witch I blamed her for. He is openly weeping. I have broken charity with the woman, I have broke charity with her.” – Giles Corey, Act three, page 79.

38. “I only hope you’ll not be so sarcastical no more. Four judges and the King’s deputy sat to dinner with us but an hour ago. I —I would have you speak civilly to me, from this out.”- Mary Warren, Act two, page 57.

39. “Man, remember, until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.”

John Proctor Quotes

40.  “How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”

41. “…I can. And there’s your first marvel, that I can. You have made your magic now, for now I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor. Not enough to weave a banner with, but white enough to keep it from such dogs.

42. “I never knew what pretence Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men! 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!

43. “It is as though they stood in a spinning world.”

44. “John Proctor’s flaw is his failure, until the last moment, to distinguish guilt from responsibility; America’s is to believe that it is at the same time both guilty and without flaw.”

Reverend Hale Quotes

45. “When one rises above the individual villainy displayed, one can only pity them all, just as we shall be pitied some day.”

46. “Is the accuser always holy now? Were they born this morning as clean as God’s fingers? I’ll tell you what’s walking Salem—vengeance is walking Salem”- John Proctor, Act two, page 81.

47. “Excellency does it not strike upon you that so many of these women have lived so long with such upright reputation, and..”- John Proctor, Act three, page 95.

48. “You will not use me! I am no Sarah Good or Tituba, I am John Proctor! You will not use me! It is no part of salvation that you should use me!”- John Proctor, Act four, page 132.

49. “Now we cannot hope the witch will accuse herself; granted? Therefore, we must rely upon her victims – and they do testify, the children certainly do testify.”

50. “In an ordinary crime, how does one defend the accused? One calls up witnesses to prove his innocence. But witchcraft is ipso facto, on its face and by its nature an invisible crime, is it not?” The witch and the victim. None other.”

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