Thursday, December 11, 2008

On Cages

"According to some accounts, Emerson visited Thoreau in jail and asked, 'Henry, what are you doing in there?' Thoreau replied, 'Waldo, the question is what are you doing out there?'”

1 comment:

SupposedlyFun said...

The use of the phrase "out there" makes me think that DFW probably had this quote in mind, not as a direct reference, but somewhere floating about.