Friday, June 18, 2010

Thumbing Through Thoreau

"I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, thieving and robbery would be unknown." Henry David Thoreau

I recently read the book entitled Thumbing through Thoreau that was written by Kenny Luck. Mr. Luck has a fascination with Thoreau that I can easily understand. He was a fascinating man with enlightening ideas. His writings have become great favorites of mine, and many of my favorite quotes come directly from his books.

The book is a compilation of his quotes, separated into sections such as Government and love. I am a collector of quotes myself, but Kenny Luck has gathered quotes from Thoreau that I have never seen anywhere else other than his books. A lot of work must have gone into this book in order for it to so thoroughly cover so many quotes!

The beginning of the book shows the talent that Kenny Cook has for writing as he tells of his journey while compiling quotes. His description of a visit to Walden Pond was so vivid I could almost see the mist over the water, and I wished to be standing there myself, perhaps to write, as Thoreau did, or maybe to take a dip in the cool waters.

Some of my favorites from Thumbing Through Thoreau:

"It is astonishing, as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest man thinks he must attend to in a day."

"My pulse must beat with nature."

"Great thoughts make great men."

If you are a lover of quotes, I highly recommend reading this book! And if you are not fond of quotes, you have even more reason to read it. The quotes within will inspire you and change the way you view life.


  1. Dear Carrie,

    Thank you very much for recommending "Thumbing Through Thoreau" to your blog readers.

    "The quotes within will inspire you and change the way you view life."

    That is exactly what we hope the book can accomplish.

    Best wishes,
    Tribute Books

  2. I would love to read it. I loved Walden.

  3. Tea,

    You can find the book here:

    It is a fantastic read, I really enjoyed it!


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