More From William Shenstone
- "Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former."
- "The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one."
- "Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases."
More In Poetry
- "Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground."― Diane Wakoski
- "Poetry is one of the destinies of speech… One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language."― Gaston Bachelard
- "Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate."― John Denham