I thought this was an interesting quote. Even though I don’t think a writer’s purpose should be to earn money, earning money is a form of success in our society. And being able to be paid for what you love to do, so you can do more of it, is a lovely thought. Not sure if these are the ‘only sensible ends of literature’ but… it made me think for a moment so I thought I’d share. What do you think about Nathaniel Hawthorne’s quote?