• To be a poet is to have a soul so quick to discern, that no shade of quality escapes it, and so quick to feel, that discernment is but a hand playing with finely-ordered variety on the chords of emotion--a soul in which knowledge passes instantaneously into feeling, and feeling flashes back as a new organ of knowledge.

    George Eliot (2015). “Middlemarch: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)”, p.153, Penguin