Edward Carpenter Quotes

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Making a choice is like backing a horse - in a hundred years, they may decide you picked wrongly. -Edward Carpenter
My ideas had been taking a socialistic shape for many years; but they were lacking in definite outline. -Edward Carpenter
I might have simply settled down into an armchair literary life. I really don't know exactly why I didn't. -Edward Carpenter
I saw deep in the eyes of the animals, the human soul look out upon me. -Edward Carpenter
With my somewhat vague aspiring mind, to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome. -Edward Carpenter
We lived within two hundred yards of the sea, and its voice was in our ears night and day. -Edward Carpenter
Great success in examinations does naturally not as a rule go with originality of thought. -Edward Carpenter
Remember, the serpent is still living in the Garden of Eden. Only the heterosexual couple was expelled. -Edward Carpenter
Where there had been only jeers or taunts at first, crowds come to listen with serious and sympathetic men. -Edward Carpenter
The other thing that happened in 1883 was my reading of Thoreau's Walden. -Edward Carpenter
Early in 1888 one or two of us got together to establish our own Sheffield Socialist Society. -Edward Carpenter
IN April 1882 my father died; and I was at once whirled out of my land of dreams into a very different sphere. -Edward Carpenter
Whatever the practical value of the Walden experiment may be, there is no question that the book is one of the most vital and pithy ever written. -Edward Carpenter
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