Gerard Manley Hopkins Quotes

I do not think I have ever seen anything more beautiful than the bluebell I have been looking at. I know the beauty of our Lord by it. Gerard Manley Hopkins

Any day, any minute we bless God for our being or for anything, for food, for sunlight, we do and are what we were meant for, made for – things that give and mean to give God glory. Gerard Manley Hopkins

It is not only prayer that gives God glory but work. Smiting on an anvil, sawing a beam, whitewashing a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything gives God some glory if being in his grace you do it as your duty. Gerard Manley Hopkins

The world is charged with the grandeur of God. Gerard Manley Hopkins

It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither. Gerard Manley Hopkins

The effect of studying masterpieces is to make me admire and do otherwise. Gerard Manley Hopkins

By the by, if the English race had done nothing else, yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman, they would have done a great service to mankind. Gerard Manley Hopkins

Look at the stars! look, look up the skies!
O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air!
Gerard Manley Hopkins