Suck Out All The Marrows Of Life

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, 

to front only the essential facts of life, 

and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, 

discover that I had not lived. 

I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; 

nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. 

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, 

to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, 

to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”

- Henry David Thoereau

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