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Salem Quotes by Janet Montgomery, John George Nicolay, Robert Eggers, Joel Miller, Alice Morse Earle, Anna Camp and many others.

Witches were burned and killed in Scotland and England for centuries before what happened in Salem.
Janet Montgomery
Lincoln’s removal from New Salem to Springfield and his entrance into a law partnership with Major John T. Stuart begin a distinctively new period in his career.
John George Nicolay
Basically, I was always disappointed that the witches weren’t real when we learned about the Salem witch trials.
Robert Eggers
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
Salem houses present to you a serene and dignified front, gracious yet reserved, not thrusting forward their choicest treasures to the eyes of passing strangers; but behind the walls of the houses, enclosed from public view, lie cherished gardens, full of the beauty of life.
Alice Morse Earle
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
If she’d been born at the right time they would have burned her over in Salem.
John Updike
At 15 years of age, I left school to practice the profession of Office Boy in a business firm in Salem, Oregon.
Herbert Hoover
When I was a boy in Salem, Mass., in the 1950s, if you wanted to buy a book, you had to take a train to Boston. And when you got there, to a bookstore, there was no such thing as a science-fiction section.
Gardner Dozois
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
North Carolina is a fascinating state, because you’ve got these urban areas. You’ve got the Piedmont Triangle – Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point.
Julianne Malveaux
I think if I had lived back in Salem, I would have been burned at the stake
Rose McGowan
The Taliban is the Muslim version of the Salem witch trials.
Fatema Mernissi
The three hundredth anniversary of the Salem witch trials of 1692 comes at a time when witchcraft commands a scholarly attention that would have been puzzling in 1892 or even in 1792.
Edmund Morgan
I’ve always loved Salem, and I love the title of Scream Queen.
Sharon Needles
I grew up on all sorts of horror – Hammer Horror and Vincent Price’s ‘Theatre Of Blood.’ I loved the hidden, scary layers, but there wasn’t that much around for youngsters in terms of horror books. I can remember reading Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ and ‘Cujo,’ but I thought there should be more for teenaged horror fans.
Darren Shan
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
To me there is nothing more fraught with mystery & terror than a remote Massachusetts farmhouse against a lonely hill. Where else could an outbreak like the Salem witchcraft have occurred?
H. P. Lovecraft
I went to Salem as many Halloweens as I possibly could.
Robert Eggers
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
When we learned about Salem at school, the whole thing was confusing. Because the idea of the witch hunt is used as a symbol to describe people searching for something that’s basically untrue, it cemented in my mind as a kid that witches weren’t real.
Robert Eggers
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!
Arthur Miller
Lincoln’s stature and strength, his intelligence and ambition – in short, all the elements which gave him popularity among men in New Salem, rendered him equally attractive to the fair sex of that village.
John George Nicolay
In Chennai, we have the beach for entertainment, but in places like Trichy, Salem, and Coimbatore, movies are the only entertainment.
Aishwarya Rajesh
By 1892, enlightenment had progressed to the point where the Salem trials were simply an embarrassing blot on the history of New England. They were a part of the past that was best forgotten: a reminder of how far the human race had come in two centuries.
Edmund Morgan