Had he and I but met By some old ancient inn, We should have sat us down to wet Right many a nipperkin! But ranged as infantry, And staring face to face, I shot at him and he at me, And killed him in his place. I shot him dead because – Because he was […]
Thomas Hardy Quotes
That man’s silence is wonderful to listen to.
My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
George’s son had done his work so thoroughly that he was considered too good a workman to live, and was, in fact, taken and tragically shot at twelve o’clock that same day – another instance of the untoward fate which so often attends dogs and other philosophers who follow out a train of reasoning to […]
The excessive regard of parents for their children, and their dislike of other people’s is, like class feeling, patriotism, save-your-soul-ism, and other virtues, a mean exclusiveness at bottom.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
Unto this wood I came As to a nest; Dreaming that sylvan peace Offered the harrowed ease- Nature a soft release From men’s unrest.
My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskillful artist to the trivial intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker.
And meadow rivulets overflow, And drops on gate-bars hang in a row, And rooks in families homeward go, And so do I.