Thomas Bailey Aldrich
American poet, novelist, editor (1836-1907)
Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American writer, poet, critic, and editor. He is notable for his long editorship of The Atlantic Monthly, during which he published writers including Charles W. Chesnutt. He was also known for his semi-autobiographical book The Story of a Bad Boy, which established the "bad boy's book" subgenre in nineteenth-century American literature, and for his poetry.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.
What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness, Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air.
We vivisect the nightingale To probe the secret of his note.
The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird's throat; Since Eden's freshness and man's fall No rose has been original.