"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."—Nathaniel Hawthorne -
Sources: quotation: Perceptual Quotes for Photographers by Richard D. Zakia, Light Impressions Corporation, 1980; portrait: Library of Congress, attrib. to John Adams Whipple, Whipple & Black, c. 1850–55.
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