Comments: Thursday's Quote

HDT is one of my favorite writers. Well, it's damn near neck-and-neck with RWE. Those guys are like peas in a pod. Of the few books I own, I'd say half of them are by these two. It's great stuff.

Posted by shank at July 21, 2005 08:18 AM

I assume that the material for the house which sheltered Thoreau from the elements was provided by the first of these two men.

Posted by triticale at July 25, 2005 09:19 PM

It's interesting to me, the comment about HDT and RWE, being two peas in a pod. I'm not well-versed in either, but what little I have read - Emerson's "Self-reliance" and other various essays-- and Thoreau's "Walden", I hate Emerson and I love Thoreau. Strong words, I know.
Plus, I feel Thoreau has done more to wake up our culture and a greater service to our society by being true to himself and writing about it, even though viewed a "loafer", (especially by his prodding old friend, Emerson) than he would have "cutting down trees".
It doesn't take shaving a forest bald to build the shack in which he lived- which is all most of us need, if we take the time to look twice.

Posted by Jule at July 26, 2005 02:52 PM