John Proctor
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John Proctor (Character)
from The Crucible (1996)

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The Crucible (1996)
John Proctor: Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer.

John Proctor: Go to bed, Mary.
Mary Warren: I'll not be ordered to bed anymore, Mr. Proctor. I am 18 now and a woman... however single.
John Proctor: If you wish to sit up, then sit up.
Mary Warren: I wish to go to bed.
John Proctor: Good night, then.
Mary Warren: Good night.

John Proctor: These are heavy books.
Rev. John Hale: Well, they should be. They're weighted with authority.

John Proctor: 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 you have hanged! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!

John Proctor: I say- I say- God is dead!

John Proctor: WHORE! How do you call heaven?

John Proctor: Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time, but I will cut off my hand before I reach for you again. We never touched.
Abigail Williams: Ay, but we did.

John Proctor: She is a whore!
Judge Danforth: This will not pass. Can you prove this?
John Proctor: I have known her sir! I have known her.
Judge Danforth: In what time? What place?
John Proctor: In the proper place where my beasts are bedded.

Judge Danforth: To your knowledge, has John Proctor committed the crime of lechery? Answer my question! Is your husband an adulterer?
Elizabeth: No sir.
Judge Danforth: Remove her, Marshal.
John Proctor: Elizabeth, I have confessed it!
Elizabeth: Oh, God!

John Proctor: Hell and Heaven grapple on our backs, and all our old pretenses ripped away. God's icy wind will blow.

John Proctor: It is not on a boat we'll meet again Abigail, but in hell.

John Proctor: You bring down heaven and raise up a whore!

Rev. John Hale: Do you know your commandments, Mr. Proctor?
John Proctor: Aye.
Rev. John Hale: Would you recite them please?
John Proctor: The commandments?
Rev. John Hale: Aye.
John Proctor: Thou shalt not kill.
Rev. John Hale: Aye.
John Proctor: Thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods, nor covet thy neighbors wives, thou shalt have no other Gods before me, thou shalt not use the Lord's name in vain, thou shalt keep holy the sabbath day, thou shalt honor thy mother and father, thou shalt not bare to false witness... thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wives.
Rev. John Hale: You said that one twice, Sir.
John Proctor: Aye.
Elizabeth: Adultry, John.
John Proctor: Aye. You see, Sir, between the two of us, we do know them all.

John Proctor: Show honor now, show them a stony heart and sink them with it!