Sunday, April 06, 2008

Suck the marrow out of life

I'm watching this now and loving it all over again. It is such a great movie.
~Corey Webbspun

The Dead Poet's were dedicated to sucking the marrow out of life.
~Keating quoting Thoreau
At Walden Pond, Thoreau wrote two of his critically acclaimed books for which he is best known today: of course, his major opus Walden, and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. While he spent only two years in his self-built cabin at Walden Pond, he felt that his “experiment” was successful, because he was able to “live deliberately” “sucking the marrow out of life.” His experiment also taught him the vitues of self-sufficiency and simplicity.

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