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Salem Witch Trials Quotes


"My next book is on the Salem witch trials. As a small-town Massachusetts girl, this makes me very happy. So does the reunion with documents!" - Stacy Schiff

"With its brutal excesses and reliance on snitches and finks as informants, I don't think it's far off-kilter to describe the modern-day drug war as oddly similar to the Salem witch trials." - Joel Miller

"That to me is the basic message of events like the rise of Nazism, the Salem witch trials, and so on: not that bad people do bad things, but that good people do bad things." - Neal Stephenson

"Without really analyzing it, I grew up in Massachusetts, so the Salem witch trials were always something that I was around. The average kindergartner probably doesn't know about it, except that in Massachusetts, you do, because they'll take you on field trips to see reenactments and stuff." - Rob Zombie

"If American literature has a few heroes, Miller is one of them. He refused to name names at the McCarthy hearings, and his play 'The Crucible' analysed the hearings in the context of a previous American mass psychosis, the Salem witch trials." - Jane Smiley

"Witches were burned and killed in Scotland and England for centuries before what happened in Salem." - Janet Montgomery

"- L, did you know we're reenacting the Salem witch trials in English tomorrow? - Haven't been memorizing your case file? Do you even look in your backpack anymore? - Did you know my dad is videotaping it? I do. Because I walked in on his lunch date with Mrs. English. - Ewww. - What should we do? - I guess we should start calling her Ms. English? - Not funny, L." - Kami Garcia

"- L, did you know we"re reenacting the Salem witch trials in English tomorrow? - Have' been memorizing your case file? Do you even look in your backpack anymore? - Did you know my dad is videotaping it? I do. Because I walked in on his lunch date with Mrs. English. - Ewww. - What should we do? - I guess we should start calling her Ms. English? - Not funny, L." - Kami Garcia

"Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead!" - Jack Gibson

"Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead." - E Y Harburg

"Everyone loves a witch hunt as long as it's someone else's witch being hunted." - Walter Kirn

"It's funny how everyone hates witch hunts... until they see a witch." - Jon Stewart

"People say the coyote is a witch. Many times, the witch is a coyote." - Cormac Mccarthy

"'Dead Witch Walking' is basically a modern-day witch living in Cincinnati." - Kim Harrison

"I am stronger than my trials." - Dan Wells

"Great faith must have great trials." - Charles Spurgeon

"Trials teach us what we are." - Charles Spurgeon

"In his play depicting the Salem Witch Trials, the author illustrates profound psychological bullying. The ringleader of young girls suspected of unsavory conduct, frightens her friends into silence by warning: Now, look you; All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam's dead sisters, and that was all. ... Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night, and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you." - Arthur Miller

"Even the best of us have certain psychological mechanisms that can suddenly kick in and turn us into monsters. That to me is the basic message of events like the rise of Nazism, the Salem witch trials, and so on: not that bad people do bad things, but that good people do bad things. It's distressingly easy for those mechanisms to be triggered, either consciously by demagogues, or naively by people who think they're trying to do the right thing. Which is why I think it's more akin to tic-tac-toe." - Neal Stephenson

"I am not a witch doctor, and in fact, you cannot have a witch doctor. You are either a witch or a doctor." - Yahya Jammeh

"On most things except witch trials, Virginia will always have been first." - Morgan Griffith

"Your trials can release your Gifts and Dreams. Your trials can set you free." - Bo Sanchez

"All trials are trials of one's life, just as all sentences are sentences of death." - Oscar Wilde

"Some writers hate to go to trials, but I love trials." - Ann Rule

"Keynesians are to economics what witch doctors are to medicine." - Peter Schiff

"Extraordinary imagination, especially in a witch world. Also friendship." - J K Rowling

"a certain bohemian, good-witch sort of charm" - Michael Cunningham

"Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts." - Desi Arnaz

"And all the stories had, somewhere, the witch. The wicked old witch. And Tiffany had thought: Where's the evidence?" - Terry Pratchett

"Both trials are marred with injustice, both are flawed." - Ramsey Clark

"Trials can be hard, if you don't know God." - Al Green

"Your trials, crosses, and conflicts are all temporary." - J C Ryle

"God prepares great men for great tasks by great trials." - J. K. Gressett

"With faith come trials of faith, bringing increased faith." - Neil L. Andersen

"The Christian views trials as a pathway to maturity." - Matt Chandler

"Like men, nations are purified and strengthened by trials." - Samuel Smiles

"Patience is a fruit that only grows under trials." - Joyce Meyer

"Great triumphs can only come out of great trials" - Smith Wigglesworth

"I suggest due process, speedy trials, and public hangings." - L Neil Smith

"Trials are the soil in which faith flourishes." - T. B. Joshua

"Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us." - Orison Swett Marden

"I really don't miss the trials and courtroom appearances." - Marcia Clark

"... Not only are we comforted in our trials, but our trials can equip us to comfort others." - Billy Graham

"I went to School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, and we had a bunch of singing classes. My first job in New York was an Off-Broadway musical." - Anna Camp

"I was interested in what was really going on in Salem at that time, and I resolved to investigate this seemingly unorthodox treatment of the people and the period." - Carlisle Floyd

"Come on, Rachel!" Jenks shrilled. "You're a badass, not a bad witch!" - Kim Harrison

"I'm not superstitious. I'm a witch. Witches are' superstitious. We are what people are superstitious of." - Terry Pratchett

"No witch has ever claimed to own the Elder Wand. Make of that what you will." - J K Rowling

"I'm not superstitious. I'm a witch. Witches aren't superstitious. We are what people are superstitious of." - Terry Pratchett

"Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch." - Catherynne M Valente

"Flesh is heretic. My body is a witch. I am burning it." - Eavan Boland

"Witch-hunts are always spooked by women's horrifying sexuality awakened by the superstud Devil." - Arthur Miller

"I'm a Red-baiter; I'm a witch-hunter if the witches are Communists." - Adolphe Menjou

"I like simple clothes, but sometimes I'll go for a goth-witch vibe." - Lorde

"In Russia, less than one percent of trials end with an acquittal. With trials that were initiated for political reasons those chances are zero." - Lyudmila Alexeyeva

"With celestial sight, trials impossible to change become possible to endure." - Russell M Nelson

"Regarding trials, including of our faith and patience, there are no exemptions-only variations." - Neal A Maxwell

"If there's no other alternative, I support civilian trials for terrorists." - Rudy Giuliani

"Progress through trial and error depends not only on making trials, but on recognizing errors." - Virginia Postrel

"It's the love that goes through the hardest trials and survives that's worth having." - Katie Ashley

"... money trials are not the hardest, and somehow or other, they are always overcome." - Amelia Barr

"Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections." - Magdalena de Pazzi

"Let us remember: trials are an evidence of a Father's love." - H. Burke Peterson

"All trials force the question, Who are you really? And you must trust yourself to answer" - Oprah Winfrey

"Trials help us detach ourselves from the earth; they make us look higher than this world." - Therese Of Lisieux

"The only way to learn strong faith is to endure great trials." - George Muller

"What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise" - Oscar Wilde

"My greatest trials come through those professing to be near and attached friends, who expect things." - Grover Cleveland

"No man, without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy Scriptures." - John Bunyan

"None of us can come to the highest maturity without enduring the summer heat of trials." - Charles Spurgeon

"Trials are to see if you believe what you say you believe." - Tony Evans

"Through the trials and tribulations of life come the openness to receive greatness." - Michelle Cruz

"Rejoice in liberating moments of victory when conflicts, trials, and adversity fall momentarily under your command." - Wes Fesler

"Come ye trials and challanges; come life's big waves, for I am ready?" - Mas Oyama

"Profit by the little trials that come to you, for through them we make real progress." - Rose Philippine Duchesne

"We are too prone to engrave our trials in marble and write our blessings in sand." - Charles Spurgeon

"How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Connecting with others during difficult times makes the trials more bearable." - John Townsend

"A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials." - Proverbs

"The horse through all its trials has preserved the sweetness of paradise in its blood." - Johannes Jensen

"The trials of ordinary existence are the divine curricula for spiritual maturity." - Skye Jethani

"What is life worth without trials and tribulations which are the salt of life." - Mahatma Gandhi

"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." - Proverbs

"What seem to us a bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." - Oscar Wilde

"God does not take away trials or carry us over them, but strengthens us through them." - Edward Bouverie Pusey

"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"I hate how late we have our Olympic Trials, always have." - Natalie Coughlin

"It's quite easy to start Trials riding. You just need a bike and you're set." - Sete Gibernau

"So while I was studying, I rode my Trials bike, then I moved to roadracing." - Sete Gibernau

"You've gotta understand - when you interview someone, it's not an interrogation. It's not the Nuremberg Trials." - Joan Rivers

"I spent time in, like, criminal courts, and covering murder trials for papers." - Kurt Loder

"The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"My Brethren if thou endure thy trials well though shalt be exalted." - Joseph Smith Jr

"All the trials we endure cannot be compared to these interior battles." - Teresa of Avila

"We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The pause between the errors and trials of the day and the hopes of the night." - Herbert Hoover

"The critic is a man who prefers the indolence of opinion to the trials of action." - John Mason Brown

"We all have trials and tribulations and that shows who we are as a person." - Travis Browne

"The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials." - Confucius

"witch-hunting misogyny is fiercely recurrent in this nation, even if its forms vary with the ages." - Patricia J. Williams

"Old Molly Means was a hag and a witch; Chile of the devil, the dark, and sitch." - Margaret Walker

"The cripple, tardy-gaited night, who, like a foul and ugly witch, doth limp so tediously away." - William Shakespeare

"I'm not a witch, I just like Halloween, and I thought that blondes look skinnier in black." - Stevie Nicks

"I looked up at Ellen and her not-glowing pentagram. "Harm none is the rule, Ellen: bad witch, no cookie." - Laurell K Hamilton

"Granny was an old-fashioned witch. She didn't do good for people, she did right by them." - Terry Pratchett

"He's not safe, but he's good (referring to Aslan, the Lion, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)" - C S Lewis

"A witch is a person who hath conference with the Devil to consult with him or to do some act." - Edward Coke

"His sister had been sent down to the village to ask Mistress Garlick the witch how you stopped spelling recommendation." - Terry Pratchett

"If you don't know when to be a human being, you don't know when to be a witch." - Terry Pratchett

"I think with Blair Witch and The Sixth Sense, people are much more open to something that is different." - Sam Mendes

"My favorite thing before going to school was watching 'Full House,' 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch,' and 'Boy Meets World.'" - Sabrina Carpenter

"Here in the U.S. we do have a problem with a president Donald Trump who uses language in two distinctly destructive ways. One is to lie, and to use words to mean their opposite. Like, when he calls the Russian investigation a "witch hunt." He can't call it a "witch hunt" because a witch hunt is something that a powerful person does against a powerless person. The most powerful man in the world cannot be the object of a witch hunt." - Masha Gessen

"There are freaky talking mannequins in the Salem Witch Museum that recite the Lord's Prayer and while they do resemble shrunken apples they nevertheless help the visitor understand how hard it must have been for the condemned to say the line about forgiving those who trespass against us." - Sarah Vowell

"Mombi was not exactly a Witch, because the Good Witch who ruled that part of the Land of Oz had forbidden any other Witch to exist in her dominions. So Tip's guardian, however much she might aspire to working magic, realized it was unlawful to be more than a Sorceress, or at most a Wizardess." - L Frank Baum

"I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being. And a wizard, which is a male version of a witch, is kind of revered, and people respect wizards. But a witch, my god, we have to burn them." - Yoko Ono

"At the word witch, we imagine the horrible old crones from Macbeth. But the cruel trials witches suffered teach us the opposite. Many perished precisely because they were young and beautiful." - Andre Breton

"But I believe we all have an inner goodness; a little flame that stays alight through the worst of trials." - Juliet Marillier

"The trials of living and the pangs of disease make even the short span of life too long." - Herodotus

"Many minds that have withstood the most severe trials have been broken down by a succession of ignoble cares." - Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

"We can decide to let our trials crush us, or we can convert them to new forces of good." - Helen Keller

"Whatever your trials, remind yourself that you are a spirit and are capable of changing your destiny." - Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

"What is patience but an equanimity which enables you to rise superior to the trials of life." - William Osler

"The intricacies, the problems, the trials and tribulations in relationships inspire me to give words to people's journeys." - Umera Ahmed

"We learn and grow and become stronger as we face and survive the trials through which we must pass." - Thomas S Monson

"Many minds that have withstood the most severe trials have been broken down by a succession of ignoble cares." - Lady Marguerite Blessington

"The hands of Fate keep time on a heart-shaped watch." - Harkat Mulds(The Trials of Death)" - Darren Shan

"The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation." - Abraham Lincoln

"Avoiding the temptation to sin and being patient upon that, is greater than being patient whilst being afflicted with trials." - Ibn Taymiyyah

"When you decide to walk by faith, you don't get rid of trials. You learn to overcome them." - Kenneth Copeland

"Friendship * * * is a long time in forming, it is of slow growth, through many trials and months of familiarity." - Jean De La Bruyere

"We poor creatures are born for man's pleasure and amusement, and destined to go through endless sufferings and trials." - Queen Victoria

"Whether by trials of circumstance or by disciplines of choice, we cannot escape our calling to suffer with Christ." - Skye Jethani

"The greater our present trials, the louder will our future songs be, and the more intense our joyful gratitude." - Charles Spurgeon

"Often trials and tribulations are allowed to come into our lives because of what we are doing right." - Glenn L. Pace

"Trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more." - Richard G Scott

"Validation comes to us in two ways: through trials we overcome, and through the words of older men." - John Eldredge

"Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of." - Charles Spurgeon

"The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge." - Carl Lewis

"Someone 'big' will get thrown out of their Trials or at the Olympics. I would bet my house on it." - Ato Boldon

"I've gone through my trials and tribulations, and sure, it's gotten bumpy and all that, but I'm here. OK?" - Tracy Morgan

"Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood." - Warren E Burger

"I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries, but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times." - Vincent Bugliosi

"Yeah, I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries, but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times." - Vincent Bugliosi

"Trials should not surprise us, or cause us to doubt God's faithfulness. Rather, we should actually be glad for them. God sends trials to strengthen our trust in him so that our faith will not fail. Our trials keep us trusting; they burn away our self confidence and drive us to our Savior." - Edmund Clowney

"It's been important to cultures throughout history with the court jester and the witch doctor and the shaman - all preach the same thing." - RuPaul

"Any fool could be a witch with a runic knife, but it took skill to be one with an apple corer." - Terry Pratchett

"Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it. Why my little party's just beginning. ~ Wicked Witch of the West Wizard of Oz" - L Frank Baum

"I am no more a witch than you are a wizard. If you take my life away, God will give you blood to drink." - Sarah Good

"That is the essence of a witch-hunt, that any questioning of the evidence or the procedures in itself constitutes proof of complicity." - Bergen Evans

"It is a hundred-year-old witch book, bound in human skin and probably written in ancient cum...YOU lick it!" - Chuck Palahniuk



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