Thomas De Quincey Quotes

Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium! Thomas De Quincey

If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Thomas De Quincey

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities…will always be the favourite beverage of the intellectual. Thomas De Quincey

In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage. Thomas De Quincey

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures. Thomas De Quincey

It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London. Thomas De Quincey