Quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

American short story writer

Alive from: 1804-1864

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Life is made up of marble and mud.
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    Man's own youth is the world's youth; at least he feels as if it were, and imagines that the earth's granite substance is something not yet hardened, and which he can mould into whatever shape he likes.
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    Mankind are earthen jugs with spirits in them.
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    Moonlight is sculpture.
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    Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.
    Source: The American Notebooks (1835 - 1853) 1838
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    My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
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    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 true.
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    Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
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    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.
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    Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
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    Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
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    Sunlight is painting.
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    The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
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    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 it be obeyed.
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    The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.
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