John Proctor Quotes

Best John Proctor Quotes :

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“I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.” — John Proctor

“You have made your magic now.” — John Proctor

“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” — John Proctor

“Your justice would freeze beer!” — John Proctor

“We are only what we always were, but naked now.” — John Proctor

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“We vote by name in this society, not by acreage.” — John Proctor

“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.” — John Proctor

“You forget nothin’ and forgive nothin’.” — John Proctor

“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!” — John Proctor

“You are pulling Heaven down and raising up a whore!” — John Proctor

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“A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything.” — John Proctor

“If the girl’s a saint now, I think it is not easy to prove she’s a fraud.” — John Proctor

“Peace. It is a providence, and no great change.” — John Proctor

“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!” — John Proctor

“I see his filthy face! And it is my face, and yours.” — John Proctor

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“Do that which is good, and no harm shall come to thee.” — John Proctor

“I am John Proctor! You will not use me! It is no part of salvation that you should use me!” — John Proctor

“There is a promise made in any bed.” — John Proctor

“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. Wipe it out of mind.” — John Proctor

“Let you look to your own improvement before you go to judge your husband anymore.” — John Proctor

Quotes On John Proctor By Other Characters :

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“God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride.” — Hale

“He has his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him.” —  Elizabeth Proctor

“I see light in the sky; let you counsel with your wife, and may God help you turn your back on Hell.” — Danforth

Who Is John Proctor?

John Proctor is the tragic hero of the classical tragedy play “The Crucible” written by Arthur Miller. But he was actually a landowner of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1632 to 1692. He and his family were falsely accused of witchcraft in 1692 and became victims of the Salem witch trials.

These charges resulted in his execution. This superstition may have taken the lives of many innocent people like John Proctor. In fact, John Proctor was a good businessman who got on well with all the people in the area. He was a good and honest man.

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Arthur Miller in 1997

But I think that some enemy or some of his competitors may have hatched this conspiracy to get ahead of him in business. However, no one knows the real reason.

A play based on this event and John Proctor’s struggles was created by Arthur Miller called “The Crucible”. It was first performed at the Martin Beck Theater in 1953. The play won the Tony Award for Best Play and is today described as a central work in the history of American drama.