Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ooooh, snap! A transcendental smackdown.

From The Blog of Henry David Thoreau:

But the fact is, the earnest lecturer can speak only to his like, and the adapting of himself to his audience is a mere compliment which he pays them. If you wish to know how I think, you must endeavor to put yourself in my place. If you wish me to speak as if I were you, that is another affair.

[Title edited because I am culturally illiterate and did not know throwdown from smackdown.]


Anonymous said...

That is excellent!!!

undine said...

HDT bowed down to no one!