“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 practise 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…”
Source: Quote by Henry David Thoreau: “I went to the woods because I wished to live de…”
Leave it to a poet to find the words that inspire.
Thoreau’s words reach inside of me and grab hold. Living deliberately. We’re only here for a short while, so I don’t want to end up with regrets. (LINK Regrets here)