A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow,...

Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge about poetry, recollection, nature, memory, imagination, poets

A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge about poetry, recollection, nature, memory, imagination, poets.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 - 1834 English poet

Was born on: 21 oct 1972.
Died on 25 jul 1834, at -139 years old.
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