The Crucible Quotes


"There be no blush upon my name." (Act 1)
"We were dancin' in the woods last night, and my uncle leaped in on us. She took fright, is all." (Act 1)
"I want to open myself...I danced for the Devil...I saw Sarah Good with the Devil!" (Act 1)
"Oh, Mary, this is a black art to change your shape." (Act 3)


"Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again." (Act 1)
"Spare me! You forget nothin' and forgive nothin'." (Act 2)
"Why do you never wonder if Parris be innocent, or Abigail? Is the accuser always holy now?" (Act 2)
"That woman will never lie, Mr. Danforth." (Act 3)
"How do you call Heaven! Whore! Whore!" (Act 3)
"I say-I say-God is dead!" (Act 3)
"I want my life." (Act 4)
"Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!" (Act 4)

Ann Putnam:

"You think it God's work you should never lose a child, nor grandchild either, and I bury all but one?" (Act 1)

"I have eleven children, and I am twenty-six times a grandma, and I have seen them all through their silly seasons...I think she'll wake when she tires of it." (Act 1)
Reverend Hale:

"The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone, and I must tell you all that I shall not proceed unless you are prepared to believe me if I should find no bruise of hell upon her." (Act 1)
"Man, remember, until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven." (Act 2)
"I come to do the Devil's work. I come to counsel Christians they should belie themselves." (Act 4)

"No, no, don't hang Tituba! I tell him I don't desire to work for him, sir." (Act 1)
Mary Warren:

"It were pretense, sir." (Act 3)


"He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!" (Act 4)

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