"But as we shall see, the steady manner he displays does not spring from an untroubled soul. He is a sinner, a sinner not only against a moral fashion of the time, but against his own vision of decent conduct."
"No more! 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. But you're not, you're not, and let you remember it! Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not."
"I will fall like an ocean on that court! Fear nothing Elizabeth."
"I have made a bell of my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name you will believe me, Mr. Danforth! My wife is innocent, except she knew a whore when she saw one!"
"I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint. It is fraud. I am not that man. My honesty is broke, Elizabeth; I am no good man. Nothing's spoiled by giving them this lie that were not rotten long before."
"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"