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Henry David Thoreau

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Definition U.S. writer best remembered for his book, Walden and his essay Civil Disobedience; most politically conscious of the Transcendentalists (1817-1862)
  • Lake Katrine is a small lake in Ulster County, New York, often visited by henry David Thoreau.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Even the writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said so.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • Henry David Thoreau spent a night in jail as a protest against having his taxes used to support the war.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • And when Kennedy speaks about the wonders of the American West, he quotes Henry David Thoreau—a man from Massachusetts who never crossed the Mississippi.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Kelly's favorite book just happens to be Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods — passage highlighted in one of the books found with Chris McCandless's remains.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • To paraphrase Henry David Thoreau, thousands are hacking at the branches of the problem; few are working at the root.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Henry David Thoreau.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, and naturalist When I wake up the following morning, I look around the tiny, low-ceilinged room I'm in, with its bright white walls and dark wood rafters, in confusion.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • In addition to Keats and the Brontes, Robert Louis Stevenson, Katherine Mansfield, Lawrence, Frederic Chopin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Franz Kafka, and Percy Bysshe Shelley form a fair beginning toward a Who's Who of artistic consumptives.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau [1849, original title: Resistance to Civil Government] I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • Walden — Henry David Thoreau Economy When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • I don't remember what the valedictorian said except that she quoted Henry David Thoreau instead of a pop song.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Henry David Thoreau, "Ktaadn"
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Henry David Thoreau, Journal
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods — passage highlighted in one of the books found with Chris McCandless's remains.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • It's Walden by Henry David Thoreau, which is my brother's girlfriend's favorite book, so I was very excited to read it.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • McCandless could endeavor to explain that he answered to statutes of a higher order, that as a latter-day adherent of Henry David Thoreau, he took as gospel the essay "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" and thus considered it his moral responsibility to flout the laws of the state.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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