Missing the point: Statues pt.2: More stupid statues – Why does this one of Henry David Thoreau exist? (And actually… hang on, wait. Look at it. He’s actually asking the same question.)

(The following is from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, and the part is almost in its entirety because a) it kicks ass and b) could be my favourite passage in the book): Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a …