Sidney Lanier

Poet, Musician, Academic

February 3, 1842 - September 7, 1881

February 3, 1842 - September 7, 1881

Poet, Musician, Academic


13 Greatest Quotes By Sidney Lanier

My priciple is, the artist shall put forth, humbly & lovingly, without bitterness, the very best & highest that is within him,utterly regardless of contemporary criticism. Sidney Lanier
If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks. Sidney Lanier
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself. Sidney Lanier
The sun is a-wait at the ponderous gate of the West. Sidney Lanier
Ye marshes, how candid and simple and nothing-withholding and free, Ye publish yourselves to the sky and offer yourselves to the sea. Sidney Lanier
Music means harmony, harmony means love. Love means God. Sidney Lanier
O Trade, O Trade! Would thou wert dead!The time needs heart - 'tis tired of head. Sidney Lanier
And yet shall Love himself be heard,Though long deferred, though long deferred:O'er the modern waste a dove hath whirred:Music is Love in search of a word. Sidney Lanier
Verse is a set of specially related sounds, repeated aloud. Sidney Lanier
Look out, Death: I am coming.-Art thou not glad? what talks we'll have.-What memories of old battles.-Come, bring the bowl, Death; I am thirsty. Sidney Lanier
Leap through the Mystery of death as the circus-rider leaps through the papered hoop ... find Life ambling along beneath us on the Other Side. Sidney Lanier