Arthur Symons

Born: February 28, 1865

Die: January 22, 1945

Occupation: Poet

Quotes of Arthur Symons

Arthur Symons

My soul is like this cloudy, flaming opal ring.

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Arthur Symons

But we have been taught to see before our eyes have found out a way of seeing for themselves.

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Arthur Symons

Hardly any one is able to see what is before him, just as it is in itself. He comes expecting one thing, he finds another thing, he sees through the veil of his preconception, he criticizes before he...

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Arthur Symons

Night, a more perfect day.

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Arthur Symons

Vaguely conscious of that great suspense in which we live, we find our escape from its sterile, annihilating reality in many dreams, in religion, passion, art.

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Arthur Symons

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.

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Arthur Symons

Criticism is properly the rod of divination: a hazel switch for the discovery of buried treasure, not a birch twig for the castigation of offenders.

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Arthur Symons

Art begins when a man wishes to immortalize the most vivid moment he has ever lived.

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Arthur Symons

As perfume doth remain In the folds where it hath lain, So the thought of you, remaining Deeply folded in my brain, Will not leave me: all things leave me: You remain.

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Arthur Symons

Sweet, can I sing you the song of your kisses? How soft is this one, how subtle this is, How fluttering swift as a bird's kiss that is, As a bird that taps at a leafy lattice; How this one clings and how...

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Arthur Symons

It is in their eyes that their magic resides.

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Arthur Symons

Here in a little lonely room I am master of earth and sea, And the planets come to me.

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Arthur Symons

A place has almost a shyness of a person with strangers; its secret is not to be surprised by too direct interrogation.

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Arthur Symons

And I would have, now love is over, An end to all, an end: I cannot, having been your lover Stoop to become your friend!

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Arthur Symons

He knew that the whole mystery of beauty can never be comprehended by the crowd, and that while clearness is a virtue of style, perfect explicitness is not a necessary virtue.

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Arthur Symons

The mystic too full of God to speak intelligibly to the world.

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