Horace Walpole was a renowned English man of letters, Whig politician, art historian and antiquarian. Some decades before his Victorian successors, he revived the Gothic style and built ‘Strawberry Hill House’ in ‘Twickenham’, south-west London. His writings, letters, thoughts, books and work hold a lot of political and social significance. Walpole is best-known for his first Gothic novel titled, ‘The Castle Of Otranto’. His thoughts, letters and writings have been published in 48 volumes by ‘Yale University Press’. In 1911, ‘The Walpole Society’ was formed in order to promote the study of the history of British art. Following are some profound, popular and inspiring quotable quotations and sayings by Horace Walpole which have been excerpted from his letters, books, thoughts, writings, essays, works and life. Read through the corpus of famous quotes and sayings by Horace Walpole on credit, lost, virtue, nature, character, beautiful, poetry, science, circumstances, age, thoughts, admire, youth, power, naked, religion, ambition, society, welfare and more.
But alas! my Lord, what is blood! what is nobility! We are all reptiles, miserable, sinful creatures. It is piety alone that can distinguish us from the dust whence we sprung, and whither we must return.
There is no bombast, no similes, flowers, digressions, or unnecessary descriptions. Everything tends directly to the catastrophe.
Foolish writers and readers are created for each other.
I have often said, and oftener think, that this world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel – a solution of why Democritus laughed and Heraclitus wept.