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Henry David Thoreau

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Biography - Henry David Thoreau:

American essayist, poet and philosopher.
Born: 1817 - Died: 1862
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

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Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.
Henry David Thoreau




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Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.”
Jean Cocteau
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Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.”
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
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A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.”
Ernest Hemingway
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For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.”
Ernest Hemingway
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I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.”
Ernest Hemingway
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It is never too late to give up our prejudices.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau
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The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Men have become the tools of their tools.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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