Friday, April 27, 2007

Walden. Significant Sentences. Continued.

Significant Sentences. Walden. Thoreau. Continued.

"...for I was rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days, and spent them lavishly." p. 475.

"Several pretty large logs may still be seen lying on the bottom, where owing to the undulations of the surface, they look like huge water snakes in motion." p. 481.

"Instead of calling on some scholar, I paid many a visit to particular trees...." p. 483.

"He [the young man] goes thither [to the forest] at first as a hunter and fisher, until at last, if he has the seeds of a better life in him, he distinguishes his proper object, as a poet or naturalist it may be, and leaves the gun and fish-pole behind." p. 492.

"If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs...that is your success." p. 495.

"...who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes?" p. 495.

"You only need sit still long enough in some attractive spot in the woods that all its inhabitants may exhibit themselves to you by turns." p. 505.

"Every man looks at his wood-pile with a kind of affection." p. 522.

"You can always see a face in the fire." p. 524.

Fire as metaphor: "What but my hopes shot upward e'er so bright/ What but my fortunes sunk so low in night?" p. 525.

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