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William Butler Yeats Quote: “And learn that the best thing is To change my loves while dancing And pay but a kiss for a kiss.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “THE REALISTS Hope that you may understand! What can books of men that wive In a dragon-guarded land, Paintings of the dolphin-drawn Sea-nymphs in their pearly waggons Do, but awake a hope to live That had gone With the dragons?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Longfellow has his popularity, in the main, because he tells his story or his idea so that one needs nothing but his verses to understand it.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “And there’s a score of duchesses, surpassing womankind, Or who have found a painter to make them so for pay And smooth out stain and blemish with the elegance of his mind: I knew a phoenix in my youth, so let them have their day.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “All the great masters have understood that there cannot be great art without the little limited life of the fable, which is always better the simpler it is, and the rich, far-wandering, many-imaged life of the half-seen world beyond it.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “O hiding hair and dewy eyes, I am no more with life and death, My heart upon his warm heart lies, My breath is mixed into his breath.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I think it better that in times like these a poet’s mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “While they danced they came over them the weariness with the world, the melancholy, the pity one for the other, which is the exultation of love.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I can exchange opinion with any neighbouring mind, I have as healthy flesh and blood as any rhymer’s had, But O! my Heart could bear no more when the upland caught the wind; I ran, I ran, from my love’s side because my Heart went mad.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “My father was an angry and impatient teacher and flung the reading book at my head.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I can forgive even that wrong of wrongs, Those undreamt accidents that have made me Seeing that Fame has perished this long while, Being but a part of ancient ceremony Notorious, till all my priceless things Are but a post the passing dogs defile.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Women are hard and proud and stubborn-hearted, Their heads being turned with praise and flattery; And that is why their lovers are afraid To tell them a plain story.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “May we two stand, When we are dead, beyond the setting suns, A little from other shades apart, With mingling hair, and play upon one lute.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “You ask what I have found and far and wide I go, Nothing but Cromwell’s house and Cromwell’s murderous crew, The lovers and the dancers are beaten into the clay, And the tall men and the swordsmen and the horsemen where are they?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Who understood Whatever has been said, sighed, sung, Howled, miau-d, barked, brayed, belled, yelled, cried, crowed...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “A spot whereon the founders lived and died Seemed once more dear than life; ancestral trees, Or gardens rich in memory glorified Marriages, alliances, and families, And every bride’s ambition satisfied.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “But boys and girls, pale from the imagined love Of solitary beds, knew what they were, That passion could bring character enough And pressed at midnighht in some public place Live lips upon a plummet-measured face.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Education is not filling.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “When we are high and airy hundreds say That if we hold that flight they’ll leave the place, While those same hundreds mock another day Because we have made our art of common things...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “While Michael Angelo’s Sistine roof, His “Morning” and his “Night” disclose How sinew that has been pulled tight, Or it may be loosened in repose, Can rule by supernatural right Yet be but sinew.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Not a man alive has so much luck that he can play with it.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “What shall I do for pretty girls Now my old bawd is dead?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “People are responsible for their opinions, but Providence is responsible for their morals.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “No man, even though he be Shakespeare, can write perfectly when his web is woven of threads that have been spun in many lands.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I have grown to believe that there is no dangerous idea, which does not become less dangerous when written out in sincere and careful English.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “We poets would die of loneliness but for women, and we choose our men friends that we may have somebody to talk about women with. Letter to Olivia Shakespeare, 1936.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “All art is in the last analysis an endeavor to condense as out of the flying vapor of the world an image of human perfection, and for its own and not for the art’s sake.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Nor dread nor hope attend A dying animal; A man awaits his end Dreading and hoping all; Many times he died, Many times rose again. A great man in his pride Confronting murderous men Casts derision upon Supersession of breath; He knows death to the bone – Man has created death.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “It is not permitted to a man, who takes up pen or chisel, to seek originality, for passion is his only business, and he cannot but mould or sing after a new fashion because no disaster is like another.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The women take so little stock In what I do or say They’d sooner leave their cosseting To hear a jackass bray...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “In mockery I have set A powerful emblem up, And sing it rhyme upon rhyme In mockery of a time Half dead at the top.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says there is no wisdom without leisure.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Why should the faithfullest heart most love The bitter sweetness of false faces?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Time can but make her beauty over again.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “He was a great teller of tales, and unlike our common romancers, knew how to empty heaven, hell, and purgatory, faeryland and earth, to people his stories.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I can remember meeting of a Sunday night Charles Whibley, Kenneth Grahame, author of ‘The Golden Age,’ Barry Pain, now a well known novelist, R. A. M. Stevenson, art critic and a famous talker, George Wyndham, later on a cabinet minister and Irish chief secretary, and Oscar Wilde, who was some eight years or ten older than the rest.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Once he said to me in the height of his imperial propaganda, ‘Tell those young men in Ireland that this great thing must go on. They say Ireland is not fit for self-government but that is nonsense. It is as fit as any other European country but we cannot grant it.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “And if joy were not on the earth, There were an end of change and birth, And Earth and Heaven and Hell would die, And in some gloomy barrow lie Folded like a frozen fly...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Never leave the door open at this hour, or evil may come to you.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I disagreed with him about everything, but I admired him beyond words.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “You have accused me of upsetting order by my free drinks, and I have showed you that there is a more dreadful fermentation in the Sermon on the Mount than in my beer-barrels. Christ thought it in the irresponsibility of His omnipotence.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Jerome. That is a terribly wild thought. I hope you don’t believe all you say. Paul Ruttledge. Perhaps not. I only know that I want to upset everything about me. Have you not noticed that it is a complaint many of us have in this country? and whether it comes from love or hate I don’t know, they are so mixed together here.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I don’t think the moral is good; and if any of you thuckeens go about imitating Anty in her laziness, you’ll find it won’t thrive with you as it did with her. She was beautiful beyond compare, which none of you are, and she had three powerful fairies to help her besides.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “All art is, indeed, a monotony in external things for the sake of an interior variety, a sacrifice of gross effects to subtle effects, an asceticism of the imagination.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I have just read a long novel by Henry James. Much of it made me think of the priest condemned for a long space to confess nuns.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “And yet the wise are of opinion that wherever man is, the dark powers who would feed his rapacities are there too, no less than the bright beings who store their honey in the cells of his heart, and the twilight beings who flit hither and thither, and that they encompass him with a passionate and melancholy multitude.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I gave what other women gave That stepped out of their clothes, But when this soul, its body off, Naked to naked goes, He it has found shall find therein What none other knows, And give his own and take his own And rule in his own right; And though it loved in misery Close and cling so tight, There’s not a bird of day that dare Extinguish that delight.”
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