The faults of great authors are generally excellences carried to an excess.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Nightmare Life-in-Death was she, / Who thicks man's blood with cold.
Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed...
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree
There is no such thing as a worthless book though there are some far worse...
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or...
So lonely 'twas that God himself Scarce seemed there to be.
And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.
Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.
That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.
What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books...
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as...
And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in...
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
No one does anything from a single motive.
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only...
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.