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Science Quotes by Percy Shelley (4 quotes)

Away, away, from men and towns,
To the wild wood and the downs,
To the silent wilderness,
Where the soul need not repress
Its music.
— Percy Shelley
Poem, 'The Invitation' (1822), collected in The Poetical Works (1844), 306.
Science quotes on:  |  Down (15)  |  Men (16)  |  Music (39)  |  Repression (2)  |  Silent (7)  |  Soul (69)  |  Town (12)  |  Wild (18)  |  Wilderness (15)  |  Wood (22)

I am the daughter of earth and water, And the nursling of the sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die.
For after the rain when with never a stain,
The pavilion of Heaven is bare,
And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams,
Build up the blue dome of air,
I silently laugh at my own cenotaph, And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb,
I arise and unbuild it again.
— Percy Shelley
The Cloud (1820). In K. Raine (ed.), Shelley (1974), 289.
Science quotes on:  |  Bare (5)  |  Change (186)  |  Daughter (10)  |  Die (6)  |  Earth (313)  |  Heaven (84)  |  Ocean (64)  |  Pore (5)  |  Rain (22)  |  Shore (9)  |  Sky (44)  |  Stain (7)

The One remains, the many change and pass;
Heaven's light forever shines, Earth's shadows fly;
Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass,
Stains the white radiance of Eternity,
Until Death tramples it to fragments.
— Percy Shelley
Adonais (1821), St. 52. In K. Raine (ed.), Shelley (1974), 209.
Science quotes on:  |  Change (186)  |  Color (56)  |  Death (219)  |  Eternity (28)  |  Fragment (18)  |  Glass (27)  |  Heaven (84)  |  Life (606)  |  Light (161)  |  Radiance (3)  |  Shadow (20)  |  Shine (5)  |  Stain (7)

The unquiet republic of the maze
Of Planets, struggling fierce towards heaven's free wilderness.
— Percy Shelley
Prometheus Unbound (1820). In Carl Sagan, Broca's Brain (1986), 240.
Science quotes on:  |  Maze (6)  |  Planet (107)  |  Republic (3)  |  Struggle (31)  |  Wilderness (15)


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