Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Random quote #1

"In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty." - from Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 Comments:

Blogger HF said...

Ah! Emerson! I was going to address this guy and his writings but forgot. I am negotiating a translation of some Emerson essays at the moment. It is for a newly founded publishing house that wants to promote "alternative" american thought aside from the two poles "Bush" and "Michael Moore". So I've been reading loads of Emerson recently- good stuff!

4:46 AM  
Blogger kingfelix said...

excellent. i am reading through the free Emerson texts on the Gutenberg project, slowly but surely.

10:04 AM  
Blogger HF said...

I think his writings are great. I like the spiritual dimension to them and that he absolutely encourages your own subjectivity. A philosophy that can be directly applied to your everyday existence, bypassing religion as well as the philosphical canon. A preacher in the best sense of the word. If I decide to translate the texts (the first new translation since the mid 1800s) I might have to pluck your brain from time to time...

12:51 PM  

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