1．If all the sky were parchment and all the sea were ink
2．New forms are simply canonization of inferior genres.
3．behind its attributes
4．“Not of the letter, but of the spirit; for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
5．To hold, as’t were, the mirror up to nature.
7．This is an art / Which does mend nature, change it rather, but / That art itself is Nature
8．In shape the perfection of the berry, in light the radiance of the dewdrop.
9．“A poem round and perfect as a star. ”
10．“It used to be said of a famous cricketeer that he bowled or batted with his head. ”
11．A direct sensuous apprehension of thought.
12 Be thou thine own home, and in thy selfe dwell;/Inn any where, continuance maketh hell. / And seeing the snaile, which every where doth rome, /Carrying his owne house still, still is at home.
13．“Poetry should strike the Reader as a working of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a Remembrance. ”（Letter to Taytor, 27 Feb. 1818, H. E. Rollins, ed., Letters I, 238）
“好詩當道人心中事，一若憶舊而得者。” ——濟慈 (Keats) 論詩第一要義（axiom）
16．unreasonable or magical element
21．All Arts aspire to the condition of music.
22． Most imitative of arts
25．“All emotion, Of thorough enough, would take one to heaven.”
26．“This creative reason thinks eternally. Of this unceasing work of thought, however, we retain no memory, because this reason is unaffected by its objects. ”
27．“None can care for literature in itself who do not take a special pleasure in the sound of names. ”
28．“Silence and speech acting together”
29．“Leave something to the willing intelligence of the reader. ”
30．thinking intently of his own name
31．“and the earth looked black behind them, /as though turned up by plows. But it was gold, /All gold—a wonder of the artist’s craft. ”—Iliad, XVIII 630-32
32．“O! One glimpse of the human face, and shake of the human hand, is better than whole reams of this cold, thin correspondence, etc. ”
36．“Grace of style comes from arrangement. ”
37．repose, perfect fitness
38．“I have such a sensitive ear that the repetition of a word irritates me three pages away. ”
39．“We have had the brow and the eye of the moon before; but what have we reserved for human beings, if their features and organs are to be lavished on objects without feeling and intelligence? ”
40．“The first is physical. The second is intellectual and is much higher. The third signifies a nobler power of the soul which is so high and so noble that it apprehends God in His own naked being. ”
41．Meister Eckhart, Sermon, XII:“I take a basin full of water, place in it a mirror and put it below the sun’s disc. The reflection of the sun is the sun within the sun, and yet the mirror remains what it is.”
42．“If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the Inquisition might have left him alone.
43．To count chicken before they are hatched.
44． “A genius differs from a good understanding, as a magician from an architect; that raises his structure by means invisible, this by the skilful use of common tools.”
45． “the power of expressing through absence of brush and ink.”
46． “The most beautiful figure is the sphere among solids and the circle among plane figures.”
47． “Let it (the mind) once become a sphere, and spherical it abides.”
48．“On a Drop of Dew”
So the Soul, that Drop, that Ray,
Of the clear Fountain of Eternal Day,
Does, in its pure and circling thoughts express
The greater Heaven in an Heaven less
49．“Till rolling time is lost in round eternity.”
50．Why, at the height of desire and human pleasure— worldly, social, amorous, ambitious, or even avaricious—does there mingle a certain sense of doubt and sorrow?
51． I have thought some of nature’s journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably.
52．One may remember the lion of medieval bestiaries who, at every step forward, wiped out his footprints with his tail, in order to elude his pursuers.
53． Why does a painting seem better in a mirror than outside it?
54．Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of flesh.
55． Wit, you know is the unexpected copulation of ideas, the discovery of some occult relation between images in appearance remote from each other.
56． Foregrounding, the intentional violation of the norm of the standard, distortion
57． Normally every datum of sense is at once devoured by a hungry intellect and digested for the sake of its vital juices. Knowledge is not eating.
58．Everything is the same, but you are not here, and I still am. In separation the one who goes away suffers less than the one who stays behind.
59．Poetry, like schoolboys, by too frequent and severe corrections, may be cowed into Dullness.
60．that particular kind of borrowing which thinks to disguise itself by inserting or extracting “notes”
61．They are to me original: I have never seen the notions in any other place; yet be that reads them here persuades himself that he has always felt them.
62．Now I never wrote a “good” line, in my life, but the moment after it was written it seemed a hundred years old. Very commonly I had a sudden conviction that I had seen it somewhere.
63．History is philosophy teaching by or learned from examples.
64．Use of the description instead of the name of a thing
65．in peace— which is as much above joy as joy is above pleasure, and which can scarcely be called emotion, since it rests, as it were, in final good, the premium mobile, which is without motion—we find ourselves in the region of “great art”—C. Patmore,Principle in Art 1889, 29
66．I never can catch myself.
67．The passage is remarkably like a central tenet of Buddhism, a cult of which Hume could hardly have heard.
68． Shakespeare in composing had no I, but the I representative.
69．When I am assailed with heavy tribulations, I rush out among my pigs, rather than remain alone by myself. The human heart is like a millstone in a mill: when you put wheat under it, it turns and grinds and bruises the wheat to flour; if you put no wheat, it still grinds on, but then’ tis itself it grinds and wears away. So the human heart, unless it be occupied with some employment, leaves space for the devil, who wriggles himself in, and brings with him a whole host of evil thoughts, temptations and tribulations, which grind our the heart.
70． “There’s a surprising lot of layers (in the wild onion).
Are we never coming to the kernel?
There isn’t one!
To the innermost bit
It’s nothing but layers, smaller and smaller…”
71．For one can only“interpret”a poem by reducing it to an allegory —Which is like eating an apple for its pips.
72．The movement of love is circular, at one and the same impulse projecting creatures into independency and drawing them into harmony.