Gerard Manley Hopkins Quotes

11 November 2014

It kills me to be time's eunuch and never to beget.

11 November 2014

Horrible to say, in a manner I am a Communist.

11 November 2014

The effect of studying masterpieces is to make me admire and do otherwise.

11 November 2014

Beauty ... is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison.

11 November 2014

I am surprised you shd. say fancy and aesthetic tastes have led me to my present state of mind: these wd. be better satisfied in the Church of England, for bad taste is always meeting one in the accessories of Catholicism.

11 November 2014

I find myself both as man and as myself something more determined and distinctive, at pitch, more distinctive and higher pitched than anything else I see.

11 November 2014

It seems then that it is not the excellence of any two things (or more) in themselves, but those two things as viewed by the light of each other, that makes beauty.

11 November 2014

For myself I make no secret, I look forward with eager desire to seeing the matchless beauty of Christ's body in the heavenly light.

11 November 2014

Searching nature I taste self but at one tankard, that of my own being.

11 November 2014

I consider my selfbeing ... that taste of myself, of I and me above and in all things, which is more distinctive than the taste of ale or alum, more distinctive than the smell of walnutleaf or camphor, and is incommunicable by any means to another man.