Thoreau's Journal: 10-Mar-1859

When I meet gentlemen and ladies, I am reminded of the extent of the inhabitable and uninhabitable globe; I exclaim to myself, Surfaces! surfaces! If the outside of a man is so variegated and extensive, what must the inside be? You are high up the Platte River, traversing deserts, plains covered with soda, with no deeper hollow than a prairie-dog hole tenanted also by owls and venomous snakes.

1 comment:

slskenyon said...

My favorite Thoreau quote:
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

Just picked up Walden today--nice blog. Will be back ;-).