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Sentiment without Action

I just came across a quote sourced as by Edward Abbey, "Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." It is always nice to come across a quote that nicely expresses something you've held intuitively for a long time, and this is something I always need to work on. Spending less time feeling and planning and dreaming, and more time doing. Dreaming and planning are safe, do something, and you have let in the prospect of failure. I need to fail more.

There are a lot of amazing quotes by Edward Abbey on his wikiquote page, I'm sure I must have heard him many times, but this is the first time I have consciously noticed him.

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marialoretta
Sep. 14th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Edward Abbey is great. I've read a few of his books, both fiction and nonfiction, and would definitely recommend him. :)
katharos
Sep. 17th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about reading something by him, do you have a recommendation? My library seems to have about 20 books by him, maybe I'll grab one on my way to the children's section with Rebecca next time I'm there.
marialoretta
Sep. 18th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
I'd recommend The Monkey Wrench Gang as a good starting place for fiction, but my favorite by him is nonfiction - Desert Solitaire.
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