Arthur Symons

1865 - 1945

A Quote by Arthur Symons on earth and loneliness

Here in a little lonely room I am master of earth and sea, And the planets come to me.

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: The Loom of Dreams, 1900

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A Quote by Arthur Symons on friendship and love

And I would have, now love is over, An end to all, an end: I cannot, having been your lover Stoop to become your friend!

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: After Love, 1892

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A Quote by Arthur Symons on beauty, mystery, style, and virtue

He knew that the whole mystery of beauty can never be comprehended by the crowd, and that while clearness is a virtue of style, perfect explicitness is not a necessary virtue.

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: The Symbolist Movement in Literature, 1899, Gérard de Nerval

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A Quote by Arthur Symons on soul

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My soul is like this cloudy, flaming opal ring.

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: Opals, 1896

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A Quote by Arthur Symons on god and world

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The mystic too full of God to speak intelligibly to the world.

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: The Symbolist Movement in Literature, 1899, Arthur Rimbaud

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A Quote by Arthur Symons

The gray-green stretch of sandy grass, Indefinitely desolate A sea of lead, a sky of slate; Already autumn in the air, alas! One stark monotony of stone The long hotel, acutely white, Against the after-sunset light Withers gray-green, and takes the grass's tone.

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: Color Studies, 1895. At Dieppe

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A Quote by Arthur Symons on criticism and discovery

Criticism is properly the rod of divination: a hazel switch for the discovery of buried treasure, not a birch twig for the castigation of offenders.

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: An Introduction to the Study of Browning, 1906, preface

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A Quote by Arthur Symons on charm and literature

Without charm there can be no fine literature, as there can be no perfect flower with-out fragrance.

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: The Symbolist Movement in Literature, 1899, Stéphane Mallarmé

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