Friday, March 10, 2006

Literary Words To Live By

"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live."

Henry David Thoreau


ProfessorGQ said...

very interesting.

Bob Hoeppner said...

That's why I tend to admire writers like Goethe, who spent a lot of time in various activities instead of locked up debauching in an ivory tower. Even Meister Eckhart said that the contemplative person who doesn't become engaged in the practical world was pretty much missing the point.