The Crucible Quotes

“You are pulling down heaven and raising up a *****” John Proctor – To the court
“The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone…” Rev. Hale – To The Putnam’s – To show that they should not look to superstition for signs of the devil.
“She is blackening my name in the village.” Abigail – To Reverend Parris (Talking about Elizabeth)
“No uncorrupted man may fear this court.” Danforth – To Giles but then arrests him.
“I saved her life today.” Mary Warren – To John and Elizabeth Proctor (about Elizabeth)
“More weight.” Giles Cory – to those who were piling stones on him as he were dying. He did not answer “aye” or “nay” to the charges so he would nor forfeit his land.
“I want to open myself! . . . I want the light of God.” Abigail – To Hale. She saw Tituba get out of trouble by doing this.
“I’ll tell you what’s walking Salem—vengeance is walking Salem.” John Proctor
“Man, remember, until an hour before the devil fell, God thought him beautiful in heaven.” Rev. Hale – To John Proctor to explain that Rebecca may be witched.
“God is dead.” John Proctor – To the court. This quote is misinterpreted by the court and they believe it is blasphemous.
“I go to God for you sir.” Rebecca Nurse – To Reverend Parris when he invited Hale to Salem.
“I’ve had no breakfast.” Rebecca Nurse – When she is about to die.
“You’re the devil’s man.” Mary Warren – To the crowd. She says this about John Proctor.
“I have eleven children, and am twenty-six times a grandma.” Rebecca Nurse –
“I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” Abigail Williams – To the girls as a threat.
“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.” John Proctor – John says this to Hale as he knows he is doing the righteous thing when he tears up the paper.
“You beg me to conjure.” Tituba – To Abigail
“You drank blood Abby, did you tell him that?” Betty – To Abigail
“Suspicion kissed you when I did; I never knew how I should say my love.” Elizabeth – To John
“I knew it. Good Osborn were mid-wife to me three times.” Ann Putnam
There be no unnatural causes here. Tell him I have sent for Rev. Hale of Beverly.” Reverend Parris
“Your name in the town- it is entirely white, is it not?” Reverend Parris – To Abigail
“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life.” John Proctor – John as he refuses to let Danforth have the confession with his signature.
“He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him.” Elizabeth Proctor – To Hale. She knows John is doing the honorable thing.
“She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave!” John Proctor – To Danforth – About Abigail

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