Friday, June 23, 2017

Quote of the Day - Emerson

Periodically my mother quotes this great Emerson line sans the "Thou must bleed for me" part. It is great but each time I intend to look it up and find the author and share it here I can't remember enough of it accurately enough to find it, even with the help of the Google monster. Today, she mentioned it again in conversation and this time I made a point of recording it verbatim in the notes app on my iPhone. With that, here it is:
"Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only gift is a portion of thyself. Thou must bleed for me."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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