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|The passage reveals Thoreau's awareness that he could not kill time without |
killing the body of the world and the sound of its ... it implies are suggested by the
famous phrase from Walden: "As if you could kill time without injuring eternity" (8).
|KILLING TIME Henry David Thoreau spoke of “ladies of the land weaving toilet |
cushions against the last day.... As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”5
He was writing about being frivolous with our lives and the amount of time we ...
|philosophical insight: "As if you could kill time without injuring eternity" (ibid., p. 8)|
. This is a key phrase, for eternity, the infinite, knows no time, and by trivializing
time, by wasting one's time, one does "injury" to eternity, which is as close to ...
|If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and |
remark, there goes another day of my life, never to return, you will become time
conscious. ... Thoreau, Henry David As if you could kill time without injuring
|It's thin current slides away, but eternity remains. - Thoreau, Henry David As if you |
could kill time without injuring eternity. - Thoreau, Henry David You cannot kill
time without injuring eternity. - Thoreau, Henry David But lo! men have become ...
|Nothing lies on our hands with such uneasiness as time. Wretehed and |
thoughtless ereatures ! In the only place where covetousness were a virtue we
turn prodigals. — Addison. As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. —
|If you invest your time playing piano, the chances are that you may become a |
professional pianist. Whatever you ... Joseph C. Grew has this to say, “we cannot
pause, or hesitate, or kill time as if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
|Plato “Time and space are fragments of the infinite for the use of finite creatures.” |
— Henri Frederic Amiel “Time is but the stream I go fishing in.” — “As if you could
kill time without injuring eternity!” Thoreau “Time is infinite movement without ...
|In other key loci time is vaguely distinguished from eternity: "as if you could kill |
time without injuring eternity" (4). Thoreau sometimes mythologizes time and
eternity, as in the following passage: I have occasional visits in the long winter ...
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