“So free we seem, so fettered fast we are”
“Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.”
“Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.”
Charles de Lint
“In Genoa, the word, libertas can be read on the front of prisons and on the fetters of galley-slaves. The application of this motto is fine and just.”
“The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels and God, and at liberty when of Devils and Hell, is because he was a true poet, and of the Devil's party without knowing it.”
“Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.”
“I am the captain of this ship! I have control of what's goes on or in. For I am the master of My thoughts. And No doubt or fear is welcome aboard!...”
Philip T. M.
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