“ Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present; the words which express what they understand not; the trumpets which sing to battle and feel not what they inspire; the influence which is moved not, but moves. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. ”
I came upon this quote thanks to the online dictionary, after searching for the definition to the word, hierophant.
/ˈhaɪərəˌfænt, ˈhaɪrə-, haɪˈɛrə-/ Show Spelled[hahy-er-uh-fant, hahy-ruh-, hahy-er-uh-]