quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne

If the truth were to be known, everyone would be wearing a scarlet letter of one form or another.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

Most Powerful Scarlet Letter quotations

A hundred years ago Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter was given an A for adultery; today she would rate no better than a C-plus.

Scarlet letter quote If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.
If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.
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Historically the Puritans left England to escape religious persecution, and they promptly turned around and started persecuting the people they didn't agree with - the scarlet letter A, and the stocks and the dunking board came from that. That puritanism is still there.

Scarlet letter quote Anger is only one letter short of danger.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.

In America, the word art has become like the word adultery.

It's this big scarlet letter. When you say you're an artist, people are like, "Ugh."

Self-publishing in comics is core to the whole artform.

There is no scarlet letter in comics as there still is, to some degree, in prose. As no publisher for a long time would publish serious work in comics, the only way a lot of it came out was because of self-publishing. Many of the greatest works of the medium are self-published.

Being from a divorced family almost felt like a scarlet letter at times.

And I denied it for a long time.

Scarlet letter quote I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter t
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.

I often felt like I was walking around with this Scarlet Letter stitched to my chest from the way that people treated me.

Hypocrisy is the scarlet letter in politics.

Twitter is sort of version of labeling, except with 140 characters instead of a labelmaker. It's the way of calling things out for what they are, wearing badges. Twitter is like the new Scarlet Letter.

Scarlet letter quote If Plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.
If Plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.
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If truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom.

Truly, Autumn is my season,” the scarlet beast chorted.

“Spring and Summer and Winter all begin with such late letters! But Autumn and Fall, I have loved best, because they are best to love.

She had wandered, without rule or guidance, into a moral wilderness.

.. Her intellect and heart had their home, as it were, in desert places, where she roamed as freely as the wild Indian in his woods... The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers—stern and wild ones—and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.

I wonder if I can write this history, or if on every page there will be some sneaking show of a bitterness I thought long dead. I think myself cured of all spite, but when I touch pen to paper, the hurt of a boy bleeds out with the sea-spawned ink, until I suspect each carefully formed black letter scabs over some ancient scarlet wound.

It [the scarlet letter] had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and enclosing her in a sphere by herself.

This is the worst problem with living history museums.

They always leave the best parts out. Like typhus. And opium. And scarlet letters. Shunning. Witch-burning.

Aria: I went to Hollis. Because I was looking for...you know. Her. She was teaching an art class, so I ran inside, grabbed a paintbrush, and painted a scarlet A across her chest. You know, like that woman in The Scarlet Letter? It was awesome. She didn't know what hit her. And then I said, 'Now everyone will know what you've done'. Ella: Do you realize that Hester Prynne is supposed to be a sympathetic character?