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Gerard Manley Hopkins
Quotations



"How all’s to one thing wrought! "
- On a piece of music
 
"I am happy, so happy."
- his last words as he lay dying of typhoid fever
 
"I think no one can admire beauty of the body more than I do and it is of course a comfort to find beauty in a friend or a friend in beauty. But this kind of beauty is dangerous."
- in a letter to Robert Bridges
 
"...the higher and more attractive parts of the art put a strain upon the passions."
- from a letter to Mowbray Baillie - on his reasons for not pursuing his ambition to paint
 
"Even with one companion ecstasy is almost banished: you want to be alone and to feel that, and leisure--all pressure taken off."
- written in his journal while travelling in Switzerland
 
""No doubt, my poetry errs on the side of oddness…" "
- Letter to Burns
 
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