Emerson: Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Ralph Waldo Emerson | Philosophy |
ISBN: 0451524047 Global Overview for this book
Registered by aprilzosia of Brooklyn, New York USA on 6/4/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by aprilzosia from Brooklyn, New York USA on Friday, June 4, 2010
I bought this book for a graduate course at Pitt, and I fell in love. As a pissed off, queer, riot girl, I had resisted Emerson because of his gender and race when I was growing up. But, when I finally dove into Emerson, I couldn't come up for air. And I still haven't . . .

"We are all involved in the condemnation of words, an Age of words. We are shut up in schools & college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years & come out at last with a bellyful of words & do not know a thing. We cannot use our hands or our legs or our eyes or our arms' (85).

"Character is higher than intellect. Thinking is the function. Living is the functionary. A great soul will be strong to live as well as strong to think" (237).

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