Re: virus: quiet desperation

Eric Boyd (
Thu, 06 Jun 1996 00:15:25 -0500

Reed Konsler wrote:
> This is very depressing. "quiet desperation"... that has a nice ring to
> it... perhaps I'll make it the title of an essay sometime.
> ERiC
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> This is from "Self-Reliance" by Emerson?
> I'm not confident of this but if you check a Bartlett's book of quotations
> it's in there, I'm sure, as the "life of quiet desperation" has had a nice
> ring for generations of people.

Really. I said the words myself. But I am interested in the fact that
it's been said before. Maybe I have an older twin!