Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.
More Horace Walpole quotes :
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.Horace Walpole
Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.Horace Walpole
I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.Horace Walpole