Quote of the Day – William Hazlitt

I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. I am then never less alone than when alone.

William Hazlitt in the essay On Going a Journey p.140 in Hazlitt: Selected Essays, edited by George Sampson
(Cambridge University Press, 1963)

One Response to "Quote of the Day – William Hazlitt"

  1. Albert Camus   July 22, 2009 at 10:02 am

    my kinda misanthropist.. never heard (i have no shame) of this guy.. but wikipedia has a gigantic page for him.. looks like a great subject for a depressing movie.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Hazlitt’s really not a misanthropist. Only in this quote, he may come across as one.

    BTW, Hazlitt is considered one of the greatest essayists. Though not as trenchant as Macaulay, he still provides a good read.

    Another essayist we’d like to read is Gore Vidal. One of these days, we’ll pick up his essays from our local library.

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