Posts Tagged ‘Nathaniel Hawthorne’

Quote of the day, Aug. 25

August 25, 2017

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on mountains

“Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 20

October 21, 2016

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on heroes

“A hero cannot be a hero unless in an heroic world.”

Quote of the day, May 19

May 19, 2016

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on happiness

“Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 31

October 31, 2015

Nathaniel Hawthorne, from Young Goodman Brown

“The fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the breast of man.”

Quote of the day, March 3

March 3, 2015

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on life (from The House of the Seven Gables)

“Life is made up of a marble and mud.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 30

September 30, 2014

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on life

“Life is made up of marble and mud.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 12

February 12, 2014

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on solitude (1836)

“What would a man do, if he were compelled to live always in the sultry heat of society, and could never bathe himself in cool solitude?”

Quote of the day, Dec. 30

December 30, 2013

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on words (1848)

“Words—so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 1

September 30, 2011

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on writing

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”