Shakespeare possesses the power of subordinating nature for the purposes of expression, beyond all poets.? His imperial muse tosses the creation like a bauble from hand to hand, and uses it to embody any caprice of thought that is uppermost in his mind.? The remotest spaces of nature are visited, and the farthest sundered things are brought together, by subtle spiritual connection.? We are made aware that magnitude of material things is relative, and all objects shrink and expand to serve the passion of the poet.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.
The productions of all arts are kinds of poetry and their craftsmen are all poets.
The Persians were right, in their poetry, to compare women's hair to snakes.
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.
I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.
Poetry is what is lost in translation.
One never can know the whys and the wherefores of one's passional changes.
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire.?It is a grand passion.
I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression. But I'm definitely drawn to it. It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that happens to you as you get older.
With out passion you dont have energy, with out energy you have nothing.
All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.