Monday, November 22, 2010
Quote of the Day
...to have written a book that is read, satisfies us. We assume that all thought is already long ago set down in books,---all imaginations in poems; and what we say, we only throw in as confirmatory of this supposed complete body of literature. A very shallow assumption. Say rather, all literature is yet to be written. Poetry has scarce chanted its first song. The perpetual admonition of nature to us, is, "The world is new, untried. Do not believe the past. I give you the universe a virgin today."--- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Literary Ethics"