Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes (170 quotes)
“For, what other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self !”
The House of the Seven Gables (1851), Chapter 11
Letter to William D. Ticknor, 19 January 1855
“Not to be deficient in this particular, the author has provided himself with a moral;—the truth, namely, that the wrong-doing of one generation lives into the successive ones.”
The House of the Seven Gables preface (1851)
“It is very lonesome at the summit!' 'Like a man's life, when he has climbed to eminence.”
The Marble Faun (1860), Chapter 28
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Picture Source: WikipediaNathaniel Hawthorne
Born: July 4, 1804
Died: May 19, 1864 (aged 59)
Bio: Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer.