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February 28, 2017

Quotations by Nathaniel Hawthorne


NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864) WAS AN AMERICAN SHORT STORY WRITER AND ROMANCE NOVELIST.

"Love, whether newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world.”  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter


“Love, whether newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Old Manse, from Mosses from an Old Manse, 1854

“Women derive a pleasure, incomprehensible to the other sex, from the delicate toil of the needle.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“No summer ever came back, and no two summers ever were alike. Times change, and people change; and if our hearts do not change as readily, so much the worse for us.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance

“Depending upon one another's hearts, ye had still hoped that virtue were not all a dream. Now are ye undeceived. Evil is the nature of mankind.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown

“There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come, devil; for to thee is this world given.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown

“It is remarkable, that persons who speculate the most boldly often conform with the most perfect quietude to the external regulations of society. The thoughts alone suffice them, without investing itself in the flesh and blood of action.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanshawe

“She could no longer borrow from the future to ease her present grief.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“Death should take me while I am in the mood.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance

“Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“She wanted—what some people want throughout life—a grief that should deeply touch her, and thus humanize and make her capable of sympathy.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“We men of study, whose heads are in our books, have need to be straightly looked after! We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“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.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance

“Few secrets can escape an investigator who has opportunity and license to undertake such a quest and skill to follow it up.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

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