Transcendentalist quotes?

Sam Rodriguez Asked: Transcendentalist quotes?

I just read the book Into The Wild (AMAZING book, by the way.) and I was curious about a few quotes I picked out from the book. I want help on what the quotes mean. Or what the author of the quote meant by what they wrote. And what it has to do with transcendentalism and the book. If that makes sense? Here are the quotes:

"it may, after all, be the bad habit of creative talents to invest themselves in pathological extremes that yield remarkable insights but no durable way of life for those who cannot translate their psychic wounds into significant art or thought" -theodore roszak

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth" -H.D. Thoreau

"Unless your heart, your soul, and your whole being are behind every decision you make, the words from your mouth will be empty, and each action will be meaningless. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness." – Waldo Emerson

"I wanted movement and not a calm course of existance. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life." -leo tolstoy

thanks so much for the help!


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