September 20, 2005
A Large Volume of Adventures
A bit of blog-wandering just turned up this 2003 speech by the historian David McCullough titled “The Course of Human Events.” It’s quite good — and reminds me of a speech I saw McCullough give at Michigan State, an early college “aha!” experience — but it was actually a line he cited that grabbed me:
What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests his heart in everything.
From Laurence Stern, an Enlightenment novelist. I love it!