Gerard Manley Hopkins Quotes

It seems then that it is not the excellence of any two things (or more) in themselves, but those two things as viewed by the light of each other, that makes beauty.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. On the Origin of Beauty: A Platonic Dialogue. Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953).
For myself I make no secret, I look forward with eager desire to seeing the matchless beauty of Christ's body in the heavenly light.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. sermon, Nov. 23, 1879. Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953).
Searching nature I taste self but at one tankard, that of my own being.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. Comments on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953).
Even with one companion ecstasy is almost banished.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. Journal, July 25, 1868. Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953). Describing his ascent of the Breithorn during a trip to Switzerland with his Oxford colleague, Edward Bond.
By the by, if the English race had done nothing else, yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman, they would have done a great service to mankind.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. letter, Feb. 3, 1883, to Robert Bridges. Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953).
All the world is full of inscape and chance left free to act falls into an order as well as purpose.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. journal, Feb. 24, 1873. Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953).
It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. Diary, April 1864. Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953).
I think that the trivialness of life is, and personally to each one, ought to be seen to be, done away with by the Incarnation.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. letter, Jan. 22, 1866, to E.H. Coleridge. Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953).
Do you know, a horrible thing has happened to me. I have begun to doubt Tennyson.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. letter, Sept. 10, 1864, to A.W.M. Baillie. Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953).