"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."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Nathaniel Hawthorne on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Nathaniel Hawthorne on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Margaret Mead
"Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers."
"Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature."
"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream it may be so the moment after death."
"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."
"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."