Quotation by Henry David Thoreau

I grow savager and savager every day, as if fed on raw meat, and my tameness is only the repose of untamableness. I dream of looking abroad summer and winter, with free gaze, from some mountain-side,... to be nature looking into nature with such easy sympathy as the blue-eyed grass in the meadow looks in the face of the sky. From some such recess I would put forth sublime thoughts daily, as the plant puts forth leaves.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, July 21, 1841, to Lucy Brown, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, pp. 36-37, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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