henry david thoreau walking

“Neden bazen hangi yöne doğru yürüyeceğimize karar vermekte zorlanırız? Bence Doğa kendimizi ona şuursuzca teslim ettiğimiz takdirde bize doğru yönü gösterecek belli belirsiz bir manyetizmaya sahiptir.” Sivil İtaatsizlik - Yürümek, Henry David Thoteau

“Why do we sometimes have difficulty deciding which direction to go to? I think that Nature has a vagueness of magnetism that will give us the direction if we give ourselves unconsciously to it.” Civil Disobedience - Walking, Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

In short, all good things are wild and free. There is something in a strain of music, whether produced by an instrument or by the human voice—take the sound of a bugle in a summer night, for instance—which by its wildness, to speak without satire, reminds me of the cries emitted by wild beasts in their native forests. It is so much of their wildness as I can understand. Give me for my friends and neighbors wild men, not tame ones. The wildness of the savage is but a faint symbol of the awful verity with which good men and lovers meet.

Henry David Thoreau


“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.” — Henry David Thoreau

Tulit'a, Northwest Territories, Canada.