Thomas de Quincey - Quotes

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Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures. ---->>>

Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state. ---->>>

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual. ---->>>

If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. ---->>>

Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone. ---->>>

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London. ---->>>

Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest. ---->>>

Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion. ---->>>

In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage. ---->>>

The public is a bad guesser. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: August 15, 1785
Die: December 8, 1859
Occupation: Author

Thomas Penson De Quincey (; 15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West.(wikipedia)