I’ve been reading “The Scarlet Letter” by Hawthorne. It’s so unnerving when you find that you can relate better to a fictional character better than a real person. “We read to know we are not alone” – C.S.Lewis
These are a few quotes from the book that I loved:
“We’re saved by the smile of a passing stranger and the invisible thread we see between us.”
“She could no longer borrow from the future to help her through the present grief.”
“When an uninstructed multitude attempts to see with its eyes, it is exceedingly apt to be deceived.”
Most of all, I could relate to this:
“Like all other joys, she rejected it as sin. This morbid meddling of conscience with an immaterial matter betokened, it is to be feared, no genuine and steadfast penitence, but something doubtful, something that might be deeply wrong beneath.”
Have you read this book? What’s your review? What are your favourite quotes?