Nothing strengthens the judgement and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.
Giacomo Puccini quicken quote

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
— James Russell Lowell

And none will hear the postman's knockWithout a quickening of the heart.For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
— W. H. Auden

Great passions may give us a quickened sense of life, ecstasy and sorrow of love, the various forms of enthusiastic activity, disinterested or otherwise, which comes naturally to many of us.
— quicken quotation by Walter Pater