Quotations by Author

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.

Joy is the sweet voice, joy the luminous cloud/We in ourselves rejoice!/ And thence flow all the charms or ear or sight/ All melodies the echoes of that voice,/ All colors a suffusion from the light.

I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.

Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.

My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intellectual faculties.

So for the mother's sake the child was dear, and dearer was the mother for the child.

Whenever philosophy has taken into its plan religion, it has ended in skepticism; and whenever religion excludes philosophy, or the spirit of free inquiry, it leads to willful blindness and superstition.

Clergymen who publish pious frauds in the interest of the church are the orthodox liars of God.