Favorite quotes

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Alphaville
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Re: Favorite quotes

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jennypenny wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Same with Whitman. I connect with him more than any other writer. He was criticized for kissing up to Emerson and being a bit of a huckster, but I find his writing much more evocative than Emerson's. If Emerson's writing was the soul of the transcendentalist movement, Whitman's was its flesh.
yeah. nobody is perfect, but whitman is amazing. i used to carry with me a fat paperback of leaves of grass in my traveling days. that was waaay before kindles and ipads so one had to choose correctly or get stuck. :lol: whitman was infinite.

i got to emerson actually from nietzsche, who worshipped him. i still reread self-reliance every now and then.

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ps- i didn’t know you were a liverpool fan hahaha!

(im a klopp fan, so, superhappy for this.)

BookLoverL
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Re: Favorite quotes

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Hmm... I have a lot of quotes that I like. Some that I enjoy include:

"Not all those who wander are lost." - JRR Tolkien

A number of Mary Oliver poems, especially The Summer Day and also Wild Geese.

I also really like "It is not the critic that counts" that was referenced earlier in the thread.

If I sat and thought for longer, I could undoubtedly think of more, but it's already late at night here.

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Re: Favorite quotes

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"Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, backpacking, yoga, copulating, gambling, drinking, hanging around, frozen yogurt, Beethoven, Back, Buddha, Christ, TM, H, carrot juice, suicide, handmade suits, jet travel, New York City, and then it all evaporated and fell apart. People had to find things to do while waiting to die. I guess it was nice to have a choice."
― Charles Bukowski, Women

"Evolution has meant that our prefrontal lobes are too small, our adrenal glands are too big, and our reproductive organs apparently designed by committee; a recipe which, alone or in combination, is very certain to lead to some unhappiness and disorder.”
― Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

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