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wisdom from American Literature.
whilst reading Emerson:
" all you know are things from experience. that's how Christianity is claimed true. they saw someone walk on water, or turned locusts into fishes. "
(when he said this, i was so very confused. obviously he meant water into wine.)
whilst reading Nathaniel Hawthorne:
"you may wonder 'how do i know what Hawthorne meant?' you don't. you can't crawl inside his head. he's dead."
whilst reading Bartleby the Scrivener:
"...it's like being in the bottom of the well. charming."
(in reference to Bartleby, the main character)
"he's an individual. he's marching to his own drum. well, actually, he;s not marching. he's standing to his own drum."
whilst reading Henry James:
"what the corset says is 'see? i don't work for a thing! you can tell!'"
whilst reading Langston Hughes:
"i'm a pretty white guy, so does that make me the essence of whiteness?"
whilst reading Kurt Vonnegut:
"here's something to get the history majors a little wiggly."
pretty sure that i still have more fun quotes from yet ANOTHER awesome English professor.
i have yet to find them.
let's hope it's sooner rather than later.
in the meantime, i hope you are enjoying my reminiscence of my time as an English major.
i know i am.