"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."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Samuel Taylor Coleridge on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Robert Frost
"The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable."
"A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind."
"As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale - my dreams become the substances of my life."
"To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed."
"In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure."
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