Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are born to write. The gardener saves every slip, and seed, and peach-stone: his vocation is to be a planter of plants. Not less does the writer attend his affair. Whatever he beholds or experiences, comes to him as a model, and sits for its picture. He counts it all nonsense that they say, that some things are undescribable. He believes that all that can be thought can be written, first or last; and he would report the Holy Ghost, or attempt it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Goethe; or, the Writer," Representative Men (1850).
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