* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Walden

Walden

by Henry David Thoreau

Happiness Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #10

It is life near the bone where it is sweetest. (Conclusion.15)

Here, Thoreau refers to a principle that chefs know well: keep the meat on the bone to maintain its flavor. Of course, as a vegetarian, Thoreau's being metaphorical here.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement