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Peter Quint Quotes

Four of the best book quotes from Peter Quint
  1. #1
    ″‘Oh, it wasn’t him!’ Mrs. Grose with emphasis declared. ‘It was Quint’s own fancy. To play with him, I mean—to spoil him.’ She paused a moment; then she added: ‘Quint was much too free.’
    This gave me, straight from my vision of his face—such a face!—a sudden sickness of disgust. ‘Too free with my boy?’
    ‘Too free with everyone!‘”
  2. #2
    “There were shrubberies and big trees, but I remember the clear assurance I felt that none of them concealed him. He was there or was not there: not there if I didn’t see him.”
  3. #3
    “For there again, against the glass ... was the hideous author of our woe — the white face of damnation.”
  4. #4
    “Peter Quint — you devil!”