Ralph Waldo Emerson quote about thoughts from Self-Reliance - In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
pick facebookpinterest < prevnext > picture source

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance (1841). copy citation

Context

“A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with good-humored inflexibility than most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side.” source

Meaning and analysis

write a note
report