Quotation by Edward Hoagland

Henry David Thoreau, who never earned much of a living or sustained a relationship with any woman that wasn't brotherly—who lived mostly under his parents' roof ... who advocated one day's work and six days "off" as the weekly round and was considered a bit of a fool in his hometown ... is probably the American writer who tells us best how to live comfortably with our most constant companion, ourselves.
Edward Hoagland (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, essayist. repr. In Heart's Desire (1988). "Bragging For Humanity," American Heritage (New York, July 1988).
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