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Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Tiresome heart, forever living and dying, House without air, I leave you and lock your door. Wild swans, come over the town, come over The town again, trailing your legs and crying!”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “She learned her hands in a fairy-tale, And her mouth on a valentine.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “For the body at best Is a bundle of aches, Longing for rest; It cries when it wakes.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I have loved badly, loved the great Too soon, withdrawn my words too late; And eaten in an echoing hall Alone and from a chipped plate The words that I withdrew too late.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I would blossom if I were a rose.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “The first rose on my rose-tree Budded, bloomed, and shattered, During sad days when to me Nothing mattered. Grief or grief has drained me clean; Still it seems a pity No one saw, – it must have been Very pretty.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “All my life, Following Care along the dusty road, Have I looked back on loveliness and sighed...”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Under my head till morning; but the rain, Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh, Upon the glass and listen for reply...”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Time can make soft that iron wood.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I find that I never lose Bach. I don’t know why I have always loved him so. Except that he is so pure, so relentless and incorruptible, like a principle of geometry.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Oh, you mean I’m a homosexual! Of course I am, and heterosexual too, but what’s that got to do with my headache?”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Lord, I do fear Thou’st made the world too beautiful this year My soul is all but out of me-let fall No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I screamed, and – lo! – Infinity Came down and settled over me.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I am not a tentative person. Whatever I do, I give up my whole self to it...”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Youth, have no pity; leave no farthing here For age to invest in compromise and fear.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “A Poem from Edna St. Vincent Millay: Grown-up Was it for this I uttered prayers, And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs, That now, domestic as a plate, I should retire at half-past eight?”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “PIERROT: Of course not. There never was. “Moon’s” just a word to swear by. “Mutton!“ – now there’s a thing you can lay the hands on, And set the tooth in! Listen, Columbine: I always lied about the moon and you. Food is my only lust. COLUMBINE: Well, eat it, then, For Heaven’s sake, and stop your silly noise! I haven’t heard the clock tick for an hour.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “There are a hundred places where I fear To go, – so with his memory they brim! And entering with relief some quiet place Where never fell his foot or shone his face I say, ‘There is no memory of him here!’ And so stand stricken, so remembering him!”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Blessed be Death, that cuts in marble What would have sunk to dust!”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “So up I got in anger, And took a book I had, And put a ribbon on my hair To please a passing lad. And, “One thing there’s no getting by – I’ve been a wicked girl,” said I; But if I can’t be sorry, why, I might as well be glad!”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “She is happy where she lies With the dust upon her eyes.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “When you publish something, it is very much as if you pulled your pants down in public. If what you have written is good, nobody can hurt you; if what you have written is bad, nobody can help you.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “And her voice is a string of colored beads, Or steps leading into the sea.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I am all the time talking about you, and bragging, to one person or another. I am like the Ancient Mariner, who had a tale in his heart he must unfold to all. I am always buttonholing somebody and saying, “Someday you must meet my mother.””
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “That which has quelled me, lives with me, Accomplice in catastrophe.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Here’s a song was never sung: Growing old is dying young.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “What should I be but just what I am?”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I saw and heard, and knew at last The How and Why of all things, past, and present, and forevermore.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “On and on eternally Shall your altered fluid run, Bud and bloom and go to seed; But your singing days are done.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I had a little sorrow, Born of a little sin.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “The heart grows weary after a little Of what it loved for a little while.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Man has never been the same since God died.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “When you are corn and roses and at rest I shall endure, a dense and sanguine ghost To haunt the scene where I was happiest To bend above the thing I loved the most.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Let us not forget such words, and all they mean, as hatred, bitterness, and rancor greed, intolerance, bigotry; let us renew our faith and pledge to man, his right to be himself and free.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I am not at all in favor of hard work for its own sake; many people who work very hard indeed produce terrible things, and should most certainly not be encouraged.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “That is my being, the madness of an unaccustomed mood.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “I met the wolf alone and was devoured in peace.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Longing alone is singer to the lute.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “You are loved. If so, what else matters?”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “He that would eat of love must eat it where it hangs.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “O troubled forms, O early love unfortunate and hard, Time has estranged you into a jewel cold and pure.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “We think-although of course, now, we very seldom Clearly think- That the other side of War is Peace.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public eye with his pants down.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Please don’t think me negligent or rude. I am both, in effect, of course, but please don’t think me either.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “The young are so old, they are born with their fingers crossed.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quote: “Guess I’ll weep awhile. Guess I won’t, I mean.”
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