Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Quote of the Day (Nathaniel Hawthorne, on the ‘Only Sensible Ends of Literature’)

“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.”—American novelist and short-story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), letter to Horatio Bridge, March 15, 1851, quoted in Horatio Bridge, Personal Recollections of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1893)

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