December 01, 2005

Never knew my heart

Not that they strike me as particularly profound, or even remotely meaningful, but anyway. Who said these words?
    You don't know me; you never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it; I shall never undertake it. I don't blame anyone for not believing my history. If I had not experienced what I have, I could not have believed it myself.

Big hint: he had several wives. Estimates have ranged from 28 to 84. The man who followed him to his post had 20 wives and 57 children.

No Googling.

Or what the hell, Google away. Find out about these people. Definitely read this book.


Kartik said...

There's a gem of a little section about Mormons and their philosophy et al in Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days" -

Ends with a henpecked Mormon from Salt Lake City jumping onto the last carriage of the train Phileas Fogg is on just as it is leaving - I won't quote the line here, don't want to spoil the fun for people reading it. Must read, though.

Shrutz said...

The prophet of the Mormons..
Some Young... or something
*sigh* maybe I ought to google?

Dilip D'Souza said...

Kraktik, there's one more book I need to revisit! Though now I'm not sure I read it at all... But I will, and will look for that line.

Shrutz, the prophet of the Mormons all right, but not Young. Joseph Smith's the man. His successor, him with the 57 kids, was Brigham Young (after whom the University is named).