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We have a collection of 4 Poetry quotes from Walter Pater

"A very intimate sense of the expressiveness of outward things, which ponders, listens, penetrates, where the earlier, less developed consciousness passed lightly by, is an important element in the general temper of our modern poetry." (ID 35558)

"Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it." (ID 35559)

"That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact." (ID 35560)

"Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have." (ID 35562)

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Wisdom   ;   Attitude   ;   Failure   ;   Experience   ;   Beauty   ;   Poetry;  Music   ;   Religion   ;