There exist certain individuals who are, by nature, given purely to contemplation and are utterly unsuited to action, and who, nevertheless, under a mysterious and unknown impulse, sometimes act with a speed which they themselves would have thought beyond them.
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) French poet.
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English Romantic poet.