Inherit the Wind
Important Quotations Explained
What’re yuh skeered of? You was a worm once!
melinda: (Shocked) I wasn’t neither.
howard: You was so! When the whole world was covered with water, there was nothin’ but worms and blobs of jelly. And you and your whole family was worms!
man who has everything figured out is probably a fool. College examinations
notwithstanding, it takes a very smart fella to say “I don’t know
individual human mind. In a child’s power to master the multiplication
table there is more sanctity than in all your shouted “Amens!”,
“Holy, Holies!” and “Hosannahs!” An idea is a greater monument than
a cathedral. And the advance of man’s knowledge is more of a miracle
than any sticks turned to snakes, or the parting of waters!
shine, and no substance! [Turning to Cates] Bert, whenever
you see something bright, shining, perfect-seeming—all gold, with
purple spots—look behind the paint! And if it’s a lie—show it up
for what it really is!
see, I haven’t really thought very much. I was always afraid of
what I might think—so it seemed safer not to think at all. But now
I know. A thought is like a child inside our body. It has to be
born. If it dies inside you, part of you dies too!
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