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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Inherit the Wind.

Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes

BROWN. Lord, we call down the same curse on those who ask grace for this sinner—though they be blood of my blood, and flesh of my flesh!BRADY. (Rising, grasping BROWN's arm) Reverend Brown, I kno...

Competition Quotes

HORNBECK. […] The Baltimore Herald, therefore, is happy to announceThat it is sending two representatives to "Heavenly Hillsboro":The most brilliant reporter in America today,Myself.And the most...

Contrasting Regions Quotes

(BANNISTER, PLATT and other townspeople gather excitedly. They are colorful small-town citizens, but not caricatured rubes.) (I, I, 204-06)

Defeat Quotes

BRADY (Reaching for a sympathetic ear, trying to find the loyal audience which has slipped away from him) My friends—Your Honor—My Followers—Ladies and Gentlemen— (II, II, 768-70)

Education Quotes

MEEKER. […] Seems kinda queer havin' a schoolteacher in our jail. (Shrugs) Might improve the writin' on the walls. (I, I, 92-94)

Justice and Judgment Quotes

BRADY. […] My friends of Hillsboro, you know why I have come here. I have not come merely to prosecute a lawbreaker, an arrogant youth who has spoken out against the Revealed Word. (I, I, 420-23)

Principles Quotes

CATES. It isn't as simple as that. Good or bad, black or white, night or day. (I, I, 139-40)

Religion Quotes

HOWARD. […] When the whole world was covered with water, there was nuthin' but worms and blobs of jelly. And you and your whole family was worms! […] MELINDA. Howard Blair, that's sinful talk!...
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