Thomas Quincey Quotes


10 Thomas Quincey quotes:



"Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion."
"Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual."
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"It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London."
"The public is a bad guesser."
"In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage."
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"Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures."
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"Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest."
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"Paint me an eternal tea-pot, for I usually drink tea from eight o'clock at night to four o'clock in the morning."
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"Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone."
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"There is first the literature of KNOWLEDGE, and secondly, the literature of POWER. The function of the first is -- to teach; the function of the second is -- to move."
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