Thoreau has been mentioned or cited more than a hundred times throughout all the RSS channels we monitor. Especially, the channel 'The Atlantic' contains more than a dozen references to this person (or maybe different people with similar names) alone. As it’s displayed on the chart below, Thoreau was highly popular in December, 2016.

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7 Well Written Movie Scenes That Don’t Use Any Dialogue

[...] that keeps the audience engaged. 1. Dead Poets Society (Peter Weir, 1989) – Keating reads the Thoreau passage after Neil’s suicide The Movie: In this classic coming of age tale screenwriter, Tom [...]

Chasing Down Creativity with Sam Harrison

[...] . He was a major creative figure at the time and a friend to other creative giants like Emerson, Thoreau, Longfellow and Hawthorne. He earns my ballot as a creative leader because of the way he taught [...]

Finding Your True North: A Guide to Self-Reliance

[...] wasn’t about living off the grid, farming, or beards (though his self-reliant friend Thoreau had a great one). It was about maintaining sovereignty over the self in a connected, [...]

How I Wrote Lion, or Breaking the Rules By Finding the Poetry in Screenwriting

[...] . Lies rain down like confetti. “Most men live lives of quiet desperation,” wrote Thoreau. But the truth is, the more accurate description these days would not be “quiet [...]

Calling Evil “Good”: The Rising Popularity of the Villainous

[...] glued to the screen or page. Fiction equips us to “suck the marrow out of life,” as Thoreau said. When we go to the theater or plop on the couch, we put a filter on our eyes to see [...]

Coming to grips with the Trump nightmare

[...] Americans (within what turned out to be the majority of the electorate) would not have needed Thoreau’s processing time after November 8, 2016. There was immediate despair about losing both a [...]

100 Books Every Man Should Read

[...] philosophical reflection on simple living and shedding the trivial ties that bind one to society. Thoreau explains how separating oneself from the world of men can truly awaken the sleeping self. The [...]

A Tribute to Blacklisted Lyricist Yip Harburg: The Man Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz

[...] , All the heroes of tomorrow Are the heretics of today. Socrates and Galileo, John Brown, Thoreau, Christ and Debs Heard the night cry "Down with traitors!" And the dawn shout & [...]


Meditations on the Wisdom of Action

[...] be doing all sorts of things externally without actually taking a meaningful action. As Thoreau asked, “It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious [...]

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