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Walden.

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.

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