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William Butler Yeats Quote: “Too many things are occurring for even a big heart to hold.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “What can be explained is not poetry.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I hear it in the deep heart’s core.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “One man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I bring you with reverent hands The books of my numberless dreams.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “All dreams of the soul End in a beautiful man’s or woman’s body.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The old priest Peter Gilligan Was weary night and day; For half his flock were in their beds, Or under green sods lay.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Thought is a garment and the soul’s a bride That cannot in that trash and tinsel hide: Hatred of God may bring the soul to God.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches toward Bethlehem to be born?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “We can only begin to live when we conceive life as Tragedy.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The tragedy of sexual intercourse is the perpetual virginity of the soul.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Only that which does not teach, which does not cry out, which does not condescend, which does not explain, is irresistible.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “My temptation is quiet. Here at life’s end Neither loose imagination Nor the mill of the mind Consuming its rag and bone, Can make the truth known.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Do you not hear me calling, white deer with no horns? I have been changed to a hound with one red ear; I have been in the Path of Stones and the Wood of Thorns...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “We have fallen in the dreams the ever-living Breathe on the tarnished mirror of the world, And then smooth out with ivory hands and sigh.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Sweetheart, do not love too long: I loved long and long, And grew to be out of fashion Like an old song.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “What if I bade you leave The cavern of the mind? There’s better exercise In the sunlight and wind.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet’s wings.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The mystical life is at the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Literature is always personal, always one man’s vision of the world, one man’s experience, and it can only be popular when men are ready to welcome the visions of others.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Things said or done long years ago Or things I did not do or say But thought that I might say or do, Weigh me down, and not a day But something is recalled, My conscience or my vanity appalled.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Our words must seem to be inevitable.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Death and life were not Till man made up the whole, Made lock, stock and barrel Out of his bitter soul.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “How but in custom and in ceremony are innocence and beauty born?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “We taste and feel and see the truth. We do not reason ourselves into it.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The Land of Faery, Where nobody gets old and godly and grave, Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise, Where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I dreamed that I stood in a valley, and amid sighs, For happy lovers passed two by two where I stood; And I dreamed my lost love came stealthily out of the wood With her cloud-pale eyelids falling on dream-dimmed eyes...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “By logic and reason we die hourly; by imagination we live.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life, or of the work And if it take the second must refuse A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Come near, that no more blinded by man’s fate, I find under the boughs of love and hate, In all poor foolish things that live a day, Eternal beauty wandering on her way.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Florence Farr once said to me, If we could say to ourselves, with sincerity, ‘this passing moment is as good as any I shall ever know,’ we could die upon the instant and be united with God.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I would that I were an old beggar Rolling a blind pearl eye, For he cannot see my lady Go gallivanting by.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Give to these children, new from the world, Rest far from men. Is anything better, anything better? Tell us it then...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The Muse is mute when public men Applaud a modern throne.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The blessed spirits must be sought within the self which is common to all.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Come near; I would, before my time to go, Sing of old Eire and the ancient ways: Red Rose, proud Rose, sad Rose of all my days.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment’s thought, our stitching and unstitching has been naught.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I have nothing more to give you than my heart. Spanish saying Hearts are not to be had as a gift hearts are to be earned...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Come let us mock at the great That had such burdens on the mind And toiled so hard and late To leave some monument behind, Nor thought of the leveling wind.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “For wisdom is the property of the dead, A something incompatible with life; and power, Like everything that has the stain of blood, A property of the living; but no stain Can come upon the visage of the moon When it has looked in glory from a cloud.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “What were all the world’s alarms To mighty Paris when he found Sleep upon a golden bed That first dawn in Helen’s arms?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I cast my heart into my rhymes, That you, in the dim coming times, May know how my heart went with them After the red-rose-bordered hem.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Consume my heart away, sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is, and gather me Into the artifice of eternity.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother’s womb a fanatic heart.”
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