Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Word for Wednesday

"Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune...when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality."

~from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne~

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  1. I like this quote. It only took me 15 minutes to understand it completely. Win.

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    1. Yeah, it's a lot easier to understand it within the context of the entire story (of The Scarlet Letter), but I still thought it was a good standalone quote. :)

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  2. "The marble image of happiness."
    Much love for this. I got shivers.

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    1. You really should read the whole book. :)

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