Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on day, dreams, and sleep

Thou who didst waken from his summer dreams The blue Mediterranean, where he lay, Lull'd by the coil of his crystalline streams Beside a pumice isle in Baiæ's bay, And saw in sleep old palaces and towers Quivering within the wave's intenser day, All overgrown with azure moss and flowers So sweet, the sense faints picturing them.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Ode to the West Wind.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on world and worship

Kings are like stars,-they rise and set, they have The worship of the world, but no repose.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Hellas. Line 195.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on learning, men, poetry, songs, and suffering

Most wretched men Are cradled into poetry by wrong: They learn in suffering what they teach in song.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Julian and Maddalo. Line 544.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on darkness, dreams, earth, lies, and sister

O thou, Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like a corpse within its grave, until Thine azure sister of the spring shall blow Her clarion o'er the dreaming earth.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Ode to the West Wind.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on death, dreams, life, peace, and sleep

Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep! He hath awaken from the dream of life!

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Peter was dull; he was at first Dull,-oh so dull, so very dull! Whether he talked, wrote, or rehearsed, Still with this dulness was he cursed! Dull,-beyond all conception, dull.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Peter Bell the Third. Part vii. xi.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on freedom, genius, men, obedience, power, slavery, truth, and virtue

Power, like a desolating pestilence, Pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men, and of the human frame A mechanized automaton.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Queen Mab. iii.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on feeling, music, and world

Sing again, with your dear voice revealing A tone Of some world far from ours, Where music and moonlight and feeling Are one.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: To Jane. The keen Stars were twinkling.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on fatherhood

And his own thoughts, along that rugged way Pursued, like raging hounds, their father and their prey.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on darkness, dreams, earth, garden, love, rest, and spirit

And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: The Sensitive Plant, 1820 Plum blossoms: My Spring Is Ecstasy.

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