January 24, 1856

in Thoreau’s journal:

A journal is a record of experiences and growth, not a preserve of things well done or said….The charm of the journal must consist in a certain greenness, though freshness, and not in maturity. Here I cannot afford to be remembering what I said or did…


….I do not the least care where I get my ideas, or what suggests them…

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