Samuel Taylor Coleridge
English poet, literary critic and philosopher (1772–1834)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher, and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He also shared volumes and collaborated with Charles Lamb, Robert Southey, and Charles Lloyd. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on William Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking cultures. Coleridge coined many familiar words and phrases, including "suspension of disbelief". He had a major influence on Ralph Waldo Emerson and American transcendentalism.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.
Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Love is flower like Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.