Heaven/Hell wrote:"I spent most of my fortune on birds, cars and booze. The rest I just squandered frivolously."
- George Best (thought you'd like this Saturn, being Irish)
Heaven/Hell wrote:"It is a secret which every intellectual man quickly learns, that, beyond the energy of his possessed and conscious intellect, he is capable of a new energy (as of an intellect doubled on itself), by abandonment to the nature of things; that, beside his privacy of power as an individual man, there is a great public power, on which he can draw, by unlocking, at all risks, his human doors, and suffering the ethereal tides to roll and circulate through him: then he is caught up into the life of the Universe, his speech is thunder, his thought is law, and his words are universally intelligible as the plants and animals."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Poet
Heaven/Hell wrote:Be aware that by "man", I take Emerson to mean "mankind", as in including women.
He describes the Universal Spirit/the All/transcendental intelligence with such eloquence in this passage here.
By "snoot", did you mean his falling out with the other American Transcendentalists Thoreau and Whitman? Or is there some side of him of which I'm not aware?
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