“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Melville OOO

This is an awesome quotation is it not, which I just found in an essay by my Ph.D. student Derek Woods:

“everything that is said multiplies the avenues of what remains to be said”

1 comment:

Derek Woods said...

It's in Melville's excited review of Hawthorne's "Mosses at the Old Manse"