Quotes

11 November 2014
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
11 November 2014
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion—I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more—I could be martyred for my religion—Love is my religion—I could die for that.
11 November 2014
I always made an awkward bow.
11 November 2014
The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing—to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. Not a select party.
11 November 2014
The Public ... a thing I cannot help looking upon as an enemy, and which I cannot address without feelings of hostility.
11 November 2014
Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.
11 November 2014
I would jump down Etna for any public good—but I hate a mawkish popularity.
11 November 2014
Health is my expected heaven.
11 November 2014
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
11 November 2014
"If I should die," said I to myself, "I have left no immortal work behind me—nothing to make my friends proud of my memory—that I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered."

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