I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only...
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
I may not hope from outward forms to win The passion and the life, whose...
That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions form our true honor.
In wonder all philosophy began, in wonder it ends, and admiration fill up the interspace;...
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of...
Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books...
Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in...
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of...
Good and bad men are less than they seem.
Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and...
Never say, 'oops.' Always say, 'Ah, interesting.'
I wouldn't give myself any advice, because advice is kinda bullshit. Take a deep breath...