44+ Best The Crucible Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Profoundly inspirational the crucible quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous The Crucible Quotes

Canada gave her all in this war and I think that our understanding of what it means to be Canadian was actually forged in the crucible of the western front, … And yet, mysteriously, our cinematic record is all but silent on this subject. — Paul Gross

Life is a crucible. We are thrown into it and tried. — Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone. — Joseph Joubert

Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal of the Great Depression showed the values formed in that crucible when tyranny threatened a world. — Steve Buyer

No, the real American has not yet arrived. He is only in the Crucible, I tell you – he will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman. — Israel Zangwill

I soon found that wit, like every other power, has its boundaries; that its success depends upon the aptitude of others to receive impressions; and that as some bodies, indissoluble by heat, can set the furnace and crucible at defiance, there are min — Samuel Johnson

A mage’s soul is forged in the crucible of the magic — Margaret Weis

When the times are a crucible, when the air is full of crisis, those who are the most themselves are the victims. — Gregory Maguire

Peace. It is a providence, and no great change; we are only what we always were, but naked now. — Arthur Miller

Perhaps evil is the crucible of goodness… and perhaps even Satan – Satan, in spite of himself – somehow serves to work out the will of God. — William Peter Blatty

Thou makest the man, O Sorrow!–yes, the whole man,–as the crucible gold. — Alphonse de Lamartine

I have given you my soul; leave me my name! — John Proctor

Life, woman, life is God’s most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it. — Arthur Miller

Dark accurate plunger down the successive knell Of arch on arch, where ogives burst a red Reverberance of hail upon the dead Thunder like an exploding crucible! — Allen Tate

Ivo van Hove is directing The Crucible, and rehearses in quite an unusual way. We started rehearsals last week and dived straight into the first act, like, five minutes after we all turned up. No warm-ups. We were very intensely immersed in that whole world on day one. It was quite surreal because I’ve never done any theater before. — Saoirse Ronan

In being with dying, we arrive at a natural crucible of what it means to love and be loved. And we can ask ourselves this: Knowing that death is inevitable, what is most precious today? — Joan Halifax

The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone… — Arthur Miller

As minorities and other immigrant groups become more important to our economy, the inner city is a crucible that gives us an early look at phenomena that are going to be spreading more broadly in the economy over time. — Michael Porter

Only in the crucible of self-mastery can freedom be smelted — Tariq Ramadan

For months I’d been trying to convince myself, by convincing everybody back home, that in the crucible of war I’d made that great transition, — Tracy Kidder

When I can see my face in it [the liquid gold in the crucible] then it is pure. — Amy Carmichael

I remember when I was doing The Crucible on Broadway with Laura Linney, and Arthur Miller had been in rehearsal with us and was on stage on opening night. She turned to me during the curtain call and said, Lets make sure we remember this. — John Benjamin Hickey

No hard feelings about that time in the Crucible when you mixed my salts and I was nearly blind for a day. No. No, really, drink up! — Patrick Rothfuss

Certainly with The Crucible, what I love is that every role in that is so crucial.But there’s something almost comic. I remember there’s that line where she says, I am 18 and a woman, however single, which killed me every time! — Winona Ryder

It is not through the way in which someone speaks about God that I can see whether that person has passed through the crucible of Divine Love, but through the way the person speaks to me about things here on earth. — Simone Weil

I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it. — Arthur Miller

Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body…are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

No virtue can be real that has not been tried. The gold in the crucible alone is perfect; the loadstone tests the steel, and the diamond is tried by the diamond, while metals gleam the brighter in the furnace. — Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Cities are the crucible of civilization. — Geoffrey West

Going back and forth between the press and something like The Crucible must be really crazy and intense. — Jodie Foster

HALE, with a tasty love of intellectual pursuit — Arthur Miller

The future belongs to Science. More and more she will control the destinies of the nations. Already she has them in her crucible and on her balances. — William Osler

He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him! — Arthur Miller

Our forefathers were involved in the civil war, and it was the crucible period where the democratic values that we believe in today, and we assert against the terrorists, were first forged, — Geoffrey Robertson

The High Plains, the beginning of the desert West, often act as a crucible for those who inhabit them. — Kathleen Norris

Real estate, legal deals, … It was the crucible of Fort Myers. — William Hanson

The molecules that comprise our body are traceable to the crucibles of the centers of stars.These atoms and molecules are in us because, in fact, the universe is in us. And, we are not only figuratively, but literally, stardust. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Oh,Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer. — Arthur Miller

There are many who stay away from church these days because you hardly ever mention God any more. — Arthur Miller

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

Ask yourself: What forms the decisions you make? What is it that gnaws at you? What are your crucible moments? — Les Wexner

The Witch of Blackbird Pond examines society’s intolerance about those who differ, using a witch hunt as the main action of the play. This book stands out as a children’s literature classic and we’re proud to be able to present it. This material is powerful to young adults the way Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is for adults. — Jeff Church

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