A Quote for Saturday: Courtesy of Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Insist on yourself. Never imitate.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I saw this on a friend’s calendar, and liked it so much I had to share, especially as it seemed good for life, not just for writing.
And of course Emerson was an essayist and poet as well as a philosopher—but to find out more about him you can read both what Wikipedia has to say, here, and also the American Transcendentalist Web, here. (Emerson was an—or the—leading American Transcendentalist of the 19th century.)