"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream it may be so the moment after death."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Helen Keller
"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."
"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."
"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."