Samuel Supports

“Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, born in 1772, was a philosopher, literary critic, and poet perhaps best known for his Lyric Ballads. He was a pioneer of “Romantic” literature and had a huge impact on American Transcendentalism. Recently, I came across some of his inspired words and wanted to share them:

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.”

“That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.”

“A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn.”

“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.”

“Sir, I admit your general rule, That every poet is a fool, But you yourself may serve to show it, That every fool is not a poet.”

“Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions, forms our true honor.”

“He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.”

“Nothing is as contagious as enthusiasm. It is the real allegory of the myth of Orpheus; it moves stones, and charms brutes. It is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.”

‘No man was ever yet a great poet, without at the same time being a profound philosopher.”

“I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance.”

“Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”

“Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.”

“Prose: words in their best order; poetry: the best words in the best order.”

“What comes from the heart goes to the heart.”

“What comes from the heart goes to the heart” — that says it all, doesn’t it? Write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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