William Collins Quotes


22 William Collins quotes:



"Each one is a gift, no doubt,mysteriously placed in your waking handor set upon your foreheadmoments before you open your eyes."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Doubt Quotes
"With eyes up-rais'd, as one inspir'd, Pale Melancholy sate retir'd, And from her wild sequester'd seat, In notes by distance made more sweet, Pour'd thro' the mellow horn her pensive soul."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"I want to remove my hat, close my eyes,and feel the sun, warm and intermittent, on my face."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"Poetry is the history of the human heart, and it continues to record the history of human emotion, whether it's celebration or grief or whatever it may be."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior."
"I think humor is a very serious thing. I use it as a way of weakening the reader's defenses so that I can more easily take him to something more."
"In numbers warmly pure and sweetly strong."
"Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing."
"When a writer becomes a reader of his or her own work, a lot can go wrong. It's like do-it-yourself dentistry."
"In a while, one of us will go up to bedand the other one will follow.Then we will slip below the surface of the nightinto miles of water, drifting down and downto the dark, soundless bottomuntil the weight of dreams pulls us lower still."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"I would go into the kitchen for coffeeand on the way back to the page,curled in its roller,I would light one up and feelits dry rush mix with the dark taste of coffee."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Coffee Quotes
"I would go into the kitchen for coffee and on the way back to the page, curled in its roller, I would light one up and feel its dry rush mix with the dark taste of coffee."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Coffee Quotes
"Words like feminism or democracy scare me. They are words with barnacles on them, and you can't see what's underneath."
"Beloved, till life can charm no more; And mourned, till Pity's self be dead"
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Charming Quotes
"When words are put together in fresh ways there is a pleasure-giving quality in language, which brings a release of endorphins."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Giving Quotes
"O Music! sphere-descended maid, / Friend of Pleasure, Wisdom's aid!"
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"When Music, heavenly maid, was young,While yet in early Greece she sung."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, / By all their country's wishes blest!"
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Rest Quotes
"By fairy hands their knell is rung; / By forms unseen their dirge is sung."
"Poetry is my cheap means of transportation. By the end of the poem the reader should be in a different place from where he started. I would like him to be slightly disoriented at the end, like I drove him outside of town at night and dropped him off in a cornfield."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes



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