If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry.
The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information.
Nature is the glass reflecting God, as by the sea reflected is the sun, too glorious to be gazed on in his sphere.
Poetry being the sign of that which all men desire, even though the desire be unconscious, intensity of life or completeness of experience, the universality of its appeal is a matter of course.
The luck will alter and the star will rise.
The poet’s perfect expression is the token of a perfect experience; what he says in the best possible way he has felt in the best possible way, that is, completely.
There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.
For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts.
Poe’s saying that a long poem is a sequence of short ones is perfectly just.
The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories.