August 15, 2007

Thank God,’ he said, ‘they cannot cut down the clouds!’

Quote attributed to Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the biographical sketch at the beginning of Walden. The quote is in reference to ‘his’ forest being cut down by ‘the axe’.

I’m currently reading through Walden because a girl whom I’m terribly infatuated by had just finished it and lent the book to me. For a man who, as far as I can tell from the Emerson biographical sketch, was at times blunt and harsh… I still cannot help but like Thoreau.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: