Thoreau

Thoreau

“Fui à floresta porque queria viver deliberadamente, encarar apenas os fatos essenciais da vida, e ver se eu poderia aprender o que ela tinha a ensinar, e não, quando eu vier a morrer, descobrir que nunca vivi. Eu não desejei viver o que não era vida, estar vivendo me é tão caro; nem desejei praticar a resignação, a menos que fosse necessário. Eu queria viver profundamente e sugar toda a essência da vida, viver tão robustamente tal qual um espartano e jogar fora tudo o que não era vida (…)”

(Henry David T. – tradução livre de Fabio Rocha)

Henry
Henry

“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. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.” fonte

 

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