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" Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim. "
Essays: First Series - Página 61
por Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1852 - 333 páginas
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Mastery's End: Travel and Postwar American Poetry

Jeffrey Gray - 2005 - 288 páginas
...("Travel is a fool's paradise" [134]) and, for similar reasons, prayer ("Prayer looks abroad" Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the...This one fact the world hates; that the soul becomes, (1 29) Three Reat Questions of Travel \ 177 And yet so many fled, so many lost to the magnetic spires...
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell Meltzer - 2005 - 192 páginas
...operation into reverse and all but retracts the very idea: Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the...the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim . . . Why, then, do we prate of self-reliance? Inasmuch as the soul is present, there will be power...
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Democratic Humanism and American Literature

Harold Kaplan - 1972 - 298 páginas
...dogmas, were in constant flux and the absolute existed only in the intrinsic function of choice. "Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state."35 The homely illustration of his meaning would be to imagine the voter in the voting booth,...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 páginas
...asserts, "ceases in the instant of repose." But that cessation is, dialectically, preparation, since power "resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of a gulf, in the darting to an aim" (E&L 271). Thus, repose and action (shooting, darting) are not opposed...
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Creating the Culture of Reform in Antebellum America

T. Gregory Garvey - 2006 - 280 páginas
...calms itself with knowing that all things go well. . . . Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the...the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim. (CW 2:39—40) The loss Emerson associates with repose underscores the restlessness he sees as a necessary...
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Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Andrew Epstein - 2006 - 376 páginas
...stated in the essay that made such a strong impression on O'Hara as a young man, "Self-Reliance": "Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the...the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim" (EL, 271). Here O'Hara directly follows Emerson in equating power with movement, with the self's ability...
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Beyond Resistance: The Future of Freedom

Robert Fletcher - 2007 - 177 páginas
...distance by which to look askance and create anew. "Power," indeed, according to Ralph Waldo Emerson, "resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, the darting to an aim"; and it "ceases in the instant of repose" (1981:152). In displacement lies a...
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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - 2006 - 817 páginas
...makes us either think or feel strongly adds to our power and enlarges our field of action . . . Power resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882 ~ Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone...
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William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism : a Biography

Robert D. Richardson - 2006 - 622 páginas
...him to have noticed. In "Self-Reliance" he underscored "Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases in the instant of repose: it resides in the...from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf."4 In Emerson's "Spiritual Laws" James marked and carefully indexed under "man a selective principle"...
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Updike in Cincinnati: A Literary Performance

John Updike - 2007 - 129 páginas
...summarizing prose leaves out is everything that makes the experience of reading the story exciting. "Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the...transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of a gulf, in the darting to an aim," writes Emerson in "Self-Reliance." I should say the power of this...
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