hester prynne

A Quote by Christopher Bigsby on words, feelings, hester prynne, and hawthorne

We may dress in another's clothes and in a poor light look as they but we do not thereby become those we do but imitate. It is so with words. They seem familiar and will do to have the salt passed or order a shoe mended. But to speak of feelings, of despair, love, loneliness or hope they are but betrayers, deniers of truth were truth itself to be netted like fish in the sea. There is a territory where no words suffice.

Christopher Bigsby

Source: Hester, Pages: 107

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