Quote du Semaine (Vacation Mode)
“My repugnance to the writing table becomes daily and hourly more deadly and insurmountable. In place of this has come on a canine appetite for reading. And I indulge it, because I see in it a relief against the taedium senectutis; a lamp to lighten my path through the dreary wilderness of time before me, whose bourne I see not. Losing daily all interest in the things around us, something else is necessary to fill the void. With me it is reading, which occupies the mind without the labor of producing ideas from my own stock.”
– Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, May 17, 1818
Posted on August 19, 2011, in Architecture, Blogging, Learning and tagged History, John Adams, lessons, life, Presidents, quote du semaine, quotes, Thomas Jefferson. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.