•   Loading... Please wait
  • Search
      Authors  

    owen barfield Quotes

    And what is the very essence of poetry if it is not this 'metaphorical language'-this marking of the before unapprehended relations of things?
    — Owen Barfield
    tags: poetry 
     
    When the velocity of progress increases beyond a certain point, it becomes indistinguishable from crisis.
    — Owen Barfield
    tags: progress 
     
    ...the poet, while creating anew, is likely to be in a sense restoring something old.
    — Owen Barfield
    tags: poet 
     
    There is no surer or more illuminating way of reading a man's character, and perhaps a little of his past history, than by observing the contexts in which he prefers to use certain words.
    — Owen Barfield
    tags: character  past  reading 
     
    In the common words we use every day, souls of past races, the thoughts and feelings of individual men stand around us, not dead, but frozen into their attitudes like the courtiers in the garden of the Sleeping Beauty.
    — Owen Barfield
    tags: beauty  men  past  thoughts  attitude  soul  race  garden 
     
    When any significant change takes place in the moral standards of a community, it is immediately reflected in a general shifting of the meanings of common words.
    — Owen Barfield
    The obvious is the hardest thing of all to point out to anyone who has genuinely lost sight of it.
    — Owen Barfield
    tags: lost 
     
  •   Loading... Please wait
  • Search

    Related Authors