Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
This quote encourages the reader to rely on their own thoughts and knowledge rather than regurgitating the words and ideas of others. It expresses a disdain for blindly accepting quotations and urges individuals to truly understand and articulate their own understanding and perspective. By advising against the recitation of other people's opinions, the quote highlights the value of critical thinking, independent thought, and forming one's own ideas instead of relying on borrowed wisdom.
As the sun went down, I saw a solitary boatman disporting on the smooth lake. The falling dews seemed to strain and purify the air, and I was soothed with an infinite stillness. I got the world, as it were, by the nape of the neck, and held it under in the tide of its own events, till it was drowned, and then I let it go down stream like a dead dog. Vast hollow chambers of silence stretched away on every side, and my being expanded in proportion, and filled them. Then first could I appreciate sound, and find it musical.