Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

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

That orbed maiden with white fire laden, Whom mortals call the moon.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: The Cloud. iv.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on desires and sorrow

The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: One Word is too often profaned.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on fear, future, and past

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on heaven, love, sleep, and world

Heaven's ebon vault Studded with stars unutterably bright, Through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls, Seems like a canopy which love has spread To curtain her sleeping world.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Queen Mab. iv.

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