Quotes

11 November 2014
But the golden-rod is one of the fairy, magical flowers; it grows not up to seek human love amid the light of day, but to mark to the discerning what wealth lies hid in the secret caves of earth.
11 November 2014
I am absurdly fearful about this voyage. Various little omens have combined to give me a dark feeling.... Perhaps we shall live to laugh at these. But in case of mishap I should perish with my husband and child, perhaps to be transferred to some happier state.
11 November 2014
The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work.
11 November 2014
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
11 November 2014
We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness.
11 November 2014
Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering- pot and pruning-knife.
11 November 2014
A man who means to think and write a great deal must, after six and twenty, learn to read with his fingers.
11 November 2014
Tragedy is always a mistake; and the loneliness of the deepest thinker, the widest lover, ceases to be pathetic to us so soon as the sun is high enough above the mountains.
11 November 2014
Put up at the moment of greatest suffering a prayer, not for thy own escape, but for the enfranchisement of some being dear to thee, and the sovereign spirit will accept thy ransom.
11 November 2014
I myself am more divine than any I see—

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