Brewster Stonehall: So... you fucked a minister, eh? Oh, what my father would pay for THAT priceless morsel!
Dr. Roger Prynne: Has this new land turned thee into a heathen?
(to the crowd gathered for Hester's hanging)
Reverand Arthur Dimmesdale: In God's eyes, I am her husband.
Hester Prynne: (in labor) Are you sure God's not punishing me?
Harriet Hibbons: To be sure he's punishing you, woman. He be giving you a child.
Pearl: (voiceover) Who is to say what is a sin in God's eyes.
Hester Prynne: (the elder is about to pin the A on her blousse) Why do you wait? Put it on, for it is not a badge of my sin but your own.
Pearl: My father died before I reached my teens. Some say that was a punishment. My mother never remarried or loved another. Some say THAT was a punishment.
Hester Prynne: I have dreamed of speaking my heart, I have prayed for it even as I have dreaded it. Was I alive before I laid eyes on thee?
Hester Prynne: I wonder if existance as a woman is worthwhile at all.
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