I love this quote. It’s simple but says so much. That the author was a drug addict and likely bi-polar doesn’t change the beauty of it for me.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, literary critic, romantic, and philosopher who, along with his good friend William Wordsworth, became a founding father of the English Romantic Movement as well as a Lake Poets member. He may be most widely known for the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan. He coined numerous common phrases and words.
Unfortunately as an adult Coleridge suffered with debilitating bouts of anxiety as well as depression; many experts have speculated he was inflicted with bipolar disorder, a disorder that had yet to be identified in his lifetime. Coleridge experienced poor health which may have been the result of a spell of rheumatic fever along with other various childhood ailments. He sought treatment for theses ailments ans wast treated with laudanum, which likely resulted in causing his lifelong opium dependency.
October 21,1772 – July 25 1834