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William Butler Yeats Quote: “The true poet is all the time a visionary and whether with friends or not, as much alone as a man on his death bed.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “A thought Of that late death took all my heart for speech.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The true faith discovered was When painted panel, statuary, Glass-mosaic, window-glass, Amended what was told awry By some peasant gospeler.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “If I make the lashes dark And the eyes more bright And the lips more scarlet, Or ask if all be right From mirror after mirror, No vanity’s displayed: I’m looking for the face I had Before the world was made.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Overcome the Empyrean; hurl Heaven and Earth out of their places, That in the same calamity Brother and brother, friend and friend, Family and family, City and city may contend.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “A passion-driven exultant man sings out Sentences that he has never thought...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The world being illusive, one must be deluded in some way if one is to triumph in it.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I say that Roger Casement Did what he had to do, He died upon the gallows But that is nothing new.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Out-worn heart, in a time out-worn, Come clear of the nets of wrong and right; Laugh, heart, again in the grey twilight, Sigh, heart, again in the dew of the morn.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “We are fastened to a dying animal.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Nor seek, for this is also sooth, To hunger fiercely after truth, Lest all thy toiling only breeds New dreams, new dreams; there is no truth Saving in thine own heart.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “And when you sigh from kiss to kiss I hear white Beauty sighing, too, For hours when all must fade like dew...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “A living man is blind and drinks his drop. What matter if the ditches are impure? What matter if I live it all once more?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Ecstasy is from the contemplation of things vaster than the individual and imperfectly seen perhaps, by all those that still live.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I know, although when looks meet I tremble to the bone, The more I leave the door unlatched The sooner love is gone...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “In the great cities we see so little of the world, we drift into our minority. In the little towns and villages there are no minorities; people are not numerous enough. You must see the world there, perforce. Every man is himself a class.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Homer is my example and his unchristened heart.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Though I have many words, What woman’s satisfied, I am no longer faint Because at her side? O who could have foretold That the heart grows old?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Yet they that know all things but know That all this life can give us is A child’s laughter, a woman’s kiss.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Education is not filling.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Man has created death.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Because I helped to wind the clock, I come to hear it strike.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “If we could love and hate with as good heart as the faeries do, we might grow to be long-lived like them. But until that day their untiring joys and sorrows must ever be one-half of their fascination. Love with them never grows weary, nor can the circles of the stars tire out their dancing feet.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The uncontrollable mystery on the bestial floor.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “No art can conquer the people alone-the people are conquered by an ideal of life upheld by authority.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I spit into the face of time that has transfigured me.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Why should the imagination of a man Long past his prime remember things that are Emblematical of love and war?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “When such as I cast out remorse; So great a sweetness flows into the breast; We must laugh and we must sing, We are blest by everything, Everything we look upon is blessed.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I am content to live it all again And yet again, if it be life to pitch Into the frog-spawn of a blind man’s ditch.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Everything that man esteems Endures a moment or a day. Love’s pleasure drives his love away, The painter’s brush consumes his dreams.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “A statesman is an easy man, he tells his lies by rote. A journalist invents his lies, and rams them down your throat. So stay at home and drink your beer and let the neighbors vote.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Beloved, let your eyes half close, and your heart beat Over my heart, and your hair fall over my breast, Drowning love’s lonely hour in deep twilight of rest...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Land of Heart’s Desire Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood, But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Much did I rage when young, Being by the world oppressed, But now with flattering tongue It speeds the parting guest.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Though logic-choppers rule the town, And every man and maid and boy Has marked a distant object down, An aimless joy is a pure joy...”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “It is love that I am seeking for, But of a beautiful, unheard-of kind That is not in the world.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Locke sank into a swoon; The Garden died; God took the spinning-jenny Out of his side.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Mock mockers after that That would not lift a hand maybe To help good, wise or great To bar that foul storm out, for we Traffic in mockery.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “I kiss you and kiss you, With arms around my own, Ah, how shall I miss you, When, dear, you have grown.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “You think it horrible that lust and rage Should dance attention upon my old age; They were not such a plague when I was young; What else have I to spur me into song?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “What made us dream that he could comb gray hair?”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Tis the eternal law, That first in beauty should be first in might.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “We had fed the heart on fantasies, The heart’s grown brutal from the fare, More substance in our enmities Than in our love.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “Both nuns and mothers worship images, But those the candles light are not as those That animate a mother’s reveries, But keep a marble or a bronze repose.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “If there’s no hatred in a mind Assault and battery of the wind Can never tear the linnet from the leaf.”
William Butler Yeats Quote: “True love is a discipline in which each divines the secret self of the other and refuses to believe in the mere daily self.”
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