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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Iconic American author (The Scarlet Letter,”The Minister’s Black Veil”), and shy friend to Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, author Herman Melville, and president Franklin Pierce who Hawthorne met at Bowdoin College.
“People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl … It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.” —Gabourey Sidibe