Quotation: Nathaniel Hawthorne about appartenance of literary fame and aim

It is a good lesson—though it may often be a hard one—for a man who has dreamed of literary fame … to step aside out of the narrow circle in which his claims are recognized, and to find how utterly devoid of all significance, beyond that circle, is all that he achieves, and all he aims at.

 (1804-1864) Discuss

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