Quotes 1 till 2 of 2.
English writer 1882-19410
Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.
James Russell Lowell
American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-18910
There is no self-delusion more fatal than that which makes the conscience dreamy with the anodyne of lofty sentiments, while the life is groveling and sensual.