Quote for the Week

Alas! is even love too weak To unlock the heart, and let it speak? Are even lovers powerless to reveal To one another what indeed they feel? I knew the mass of men conceal’d Their thoughts, for fear that if reveal’d They would by other men be met With blank indifference, or with blame reproved; I knew they lived and moved Trick’d in disguises, alien to the rest Of men, and alien to themselves — and yet The same heart beats in every human breast!

–Matthew Arnold, “The Buried Life” (1852), st. 2; courtesy of Wikiquote.

Posted on 06/12/2020, in quote of the week, quotes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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