Quotation by Margaret Fuller

What I mean by the Muse is that unimpeded clearness of the intuitive powers, which a perfectly truthful adherence to every admonition of the higher instincts would bring to a finely organized human being.... Should these faculties have free play, I believe they will open new, deeper and purer sources of joyous inspiration than have yet refreshed the earth.
Margaret Fuller (1810–1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. From Woman in the Nineteenth Century, quoted in Margaret Fuller: Essays on American Life and Letters, p. 162, ed. Joel Myerson, New Haven, CT (1978).
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