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Science Quotes by Percy Shelley (4 quotes)

Away, away, from men and towns,
To the wild wood and the downs,&mdash
To the silent wilderness,
Where the soul need not repress
Its music.
— Percy Shelley
To Jane, The Invitation (c.1820).
Science quotes on:  |  Down (11)  |  Men (12)  |  Music (26)  |  Repression (2)  |  Silent (3)  |  Soul (54)  |  Town (11)  |  Wild (12)  |  Wilderness (11)  |  Wood (16)

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.
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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.
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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 (84)  |  Republic (2)  |  Struggle (18)  |  Wilderness (11)


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