Crucible Act 2 Quotes

“Oh, it is a black mischief.” John Proctor
“John, if it were not Abigail that you must go to hurt, would you falter now? I think not.” Elizabeth
“Oh, Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer!” John
“We must all love each other now, Goody Proctor.” Mary Warren
“He sentenced her. He must. But not Sarah Good. For Sarah Good confessed, y’see.” Mary Warren to the Proctors
“She never knew no commandments.” Mary Warren to the Proctors
“It’s God’s work we do…I’m – I am an official of the court.” Mary Warren to the Proctors
“And thinks to kill me, then to take my place.” Elizabeth to John
“No – no, I come of my own, without the court’s authority. Hear me. I know not if you are aware, but your wife’s name is – mentioned in the court.” Hale to John
“He preach nothin’ but golden candlesticks until he had them. I labor the earth from dawn of day to blink of night, and I tell you true, when I look to heaven and see my money glaring at his elbows – it hurt my prayer, sir, it hurt my prayer. I think, sometimes, the man dreams cathedrals, not clapboard meetin’ houses.” John to Hale
“Theology, sir, is a fortress; no crack in a fortress may be accounted small.” Hale to Proctor
“If you think that I am one [a witch], then I say there are none.” Elizabeth to Hale
“God keep you both; let the third child be quickly baptized, and go you without fail each Sunday in to Sabbath prayer; and keep a solemn, quiet way among you.” Hale
“They take my wife….And his Rebecca!” Giles
“If Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing’s left to stop the whole green world from burning. Let you rest upon the justice of the court; the court will send her home, I know it.” Hale to Francis Nurse
“Man, remember, until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.” Hale
“I never kept no poppets, not since I were a girl.” Elizabeth to Cheever
“And he [Parris] goes to save her [Abigail], and, stuck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draw a needle out. And demandin’ of her how she come to be so stabbed, she – testify it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in.” Cheever to John Proctor
“Abby sat beside me when I made it [the poppet in court].” Mary Warren
“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
“You are a coward! Though you be ordained in God’s own tears, you are a coward now!” John Proctor to Hale

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