by Henry David Thoreau
Walden Wisdom Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Essay.Paragraph)
Extra vagance! […] I desire to speak somewhere without bounds; like a man in a waking moment, to men in their waking moments, for I am convinced that I cannot exaggerate enough to lay the foundation of a true expression. (Conclusion.7)
Thoreau often uses the metaphor of waking to describe what true enlightenment feels like.