"Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Gerard Manley Hopkins on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Gerard Manley Hopkins on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Gerard Manley Hopkins on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Gerard Manley Hopkins on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Gerard Manley Hopkins on Abraham Lincoln
"Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison."
"It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither."