We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep. (“The Scarlet Letter”)
Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes
In social science, societies are the complex systems, composed of In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning point.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you’ve scowled upon.
What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self!
It is not the statesman, the warrior, or the monarch that survives, but the despised poet, whom they may have fed with their crumbs, and to whom they owe that they are now or have a name.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, which cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet and artist has actually expressed.
“A daguerreotype likeness, do you mean?” asked Phoebe, with less reserve; for, in spite of prejudice, her own youthfulness sprang forward to meet his. “I don’t much like pictures of that sort – they are so hard and stern; besides dodging away from the eye, and trying to escape altogether. They are conscious of looking […]
Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing.
In the depths of every heart, there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide. But sometimes, and oftenest at midnight, those dark receptacles are flung wide open. In an hour like this, […]
Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.