Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 65) – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American Essayist, Philosopher and Poet

“The moment our discourse rises above the ground line of familiar facts, and is inflamed with passion or exalted by thought, it clothes itself in images. … Hence, good writing and brilliant discourse are perpetual allegories. This imagery is spontaneous. It is the blending of experience with the present action of the mind. It is proper creation.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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