Friday, November 04, 2005

QOD #3

He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.

Henry David Thoreau

Another lovely quote from Thoreau (non-food-related):

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.


Shauna said...

Yes! I love Thoreau. That first quote I had never read, somehow. I think I might just make it my motto.

Kristi said...

two great ones. I, too, love Thoreau. My favorite from him is "I saw deep in the eyes of the animals the human soul look out upon me. I saw where it was born deep down under feathers and fur, or condemned for a while to roam four-footed among the brambles,I caught the clinging mute glance of the prisoner and swore that I would be faithful."

Dawn said...

Sometimes I like the individual quotes better than trying to read a whole muddies my mind somehow, trying to comprehend all of that deep thought! (It's a simple mind, folks)

Kristi, that quote is quite nice as well. Animal lovers can definitely appreciate that one. When my cats look at me, they are most assuredly like people. Like mute, furry little people who tell me what they are thinking right through their eyes. I swear I can tell you what they are thinking and how they feel.