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John Proctor Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from John Proctor
  1. #1
    “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 that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”
  2. #2
    “Oh, Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer!”
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.”
  5. #5
    “We vote by name in this society, not by acreage.”
  6. #6
    “I should have roared you down when first you told me your suspicion. But I wilted, and, like a Christian, I confessed. Confessed! Some dream I had must have mistaken you for God that day.”
  7. #7
    “Spare me! You forget nothin’ and forgive nothin’. Learn charity, woman. I have gone tiptoe in this house all seven month since she is gone. I have not moved from there to there without I think to please you, and still an everlasting funeral marches around your heart. I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies, as though I come into a court when I come into this house!”
  8. #8
    “He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him.”
  9. #9
    “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!”
  10. #10
    “Peace. It is a providence, and no great change; we are only what we always were, but naked now.”