Anna Akhmatova Quotes

Top 61 wise famous quotes and sayings by Anna Akhmatova

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Anna Akhmatova quotes: If I can't have love, if I can't find peace, / Give me a bitter glory. If I can't have love, if I can't find peace, / Give me a bitter glory.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: My shadow serves as the friend I crave. My shadow serves as the friend I crave.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: Let love become the gravestoneThat lies upon my life. Let love become the gravestone
That lies upon my life.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: We learned not to meet anymore,We don't raise our eyes to one another,But we ourselves won't guaranteeWhat could happen to us in an hour. We learned not to meet anymore,
We don't raise our eyes to one another,
But we ourselves won't guarantee
What could happen to us in an hour.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: All that I am hangs by a thread tonight All that I am hangs by a thread tonight
Anna Akhmatova quotes: And it's not because I'm tortured Or by some delirium swayed That I conjure up misfortune: It is just my trade. And it's not because I'm tortured
Or by some delirium swayed
That I conjure up misfortune:
It is just my trade.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: I am not one of those who left the land to the mercy of its enemies. Their flattery leaves me cold, my songs are not for them to praise. I am not one of those who left the land to the mercy of its enemies. Their flattery leaves me cold, my songs are not for them to praise.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: I marvel at everything as if it were new. I marvel at everything as if it were new.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: I know: yes, no, even I must tear offThe delicate daisy petals.Everyone on earth is destined to feelThe torments of love. I know: yes, no, even I must tear off
The delicate daisy petals.
Everyone on earth is destined to feel
The torments of love.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: And in the depths of music, I didn't find the answer,And again there was silence, and again the ghost of summer. And in the depths of music, I didn't find the answer,
And again there was silence, and again the ghost
of summer.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: But I am not allowed to forgetThe taste of the tears of yesterday. But I am not allowed to forget
The taste of the tears of yesterday.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: You are many years late; how happy I am to see you You are many years late; how happy I am to see you
Anna Akhmatova quotes: All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death's wing flashed ahead. All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death's wing flashed ahead.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: Your voice is wild and simple. You are untranslatable Into any one tongue. Your voice is wild and simple. You are untranslatable Into any one tongue.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: It is unbearably painful for the soul to love silently. It is unbearably painful for the soul to love silently.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: The stars of death stood over us. And Russia, guiltless, beloved, writhed under the crunch of bloodstained boots, under the wheels of Black Marias. The stars of death stood over us. And Russia, guiltless, beloved, writhed under the crunch of bloodstained boots, under the wheels of Black Marias.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace. It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: Without love, I'm more at ease, I'm sure. The sky is high, the mountain wind is sweeping, And all my thoughts are innocent and pure. Without love, I'm more at ease, I'm sure.
The sky is high, the mountain wind is sweeping,
And all my thoughts are innocent and pure.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: In those years only the dead smiled, Glad to be at rest: And Leningrad city swayed like A needless appendix to its prisons. In those years only the dead smiled, Glad to be at rest: And Leningrad city swayed like A needless appendix to its prisons.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: Now that you're there, where everything is known-tell me:What else lived in that house besides us? Now that you're there, where everything is known-tell me:
What else lived in that house besides us?
Anna Akhmatova quotes: I go forth to seek To seek and claim the lovely magic garden Where grasses softly sigh and Muses speak. I go forth to seek To seek and claim the lovely magic garden Where grasses softly sigh and Muses speak.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: Rising from the past, my shadow Is running in silence to meet me. Rising from the past, my shadow Is running in silence to meet me.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: Hands, matches, an ashtray. A ritual beautiful and bitter. Hands, matches, an ashtray. A ritual beautiful and bitter.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: You will hear thunder and remember me,and think: she wanted storms ... You will hear thunder and remember me,
and think: she wanted storms ...
Anna Akhmatova quotes: Each of our lives is a Shakespearean drama raised to the thousandth degree. Each of our lives is a Shakespearean drama raised to the thousandth degree.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: I defendNot my voice, but my silence I defend
Not my voice, but my silence
Anna Akhmatova quotes: That was when the ones who smiled Were the dead, glad to be at rest. That was when the ones who smiled Were the dead, glad to be at rest.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: A town loved with bitter love. A town loved with bitter love.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: Let love be the gravestoneLying on my life. Let love be the gravestone
Lying on my life.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: I seem to myself, as in a dream,An accidental guest in this dreadful body. I seem to myself, as in a dream,
An accidental guest in this dreadful body.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: A loss, but who still mourns the breath of one woman, or laments one wife? Though my heart never can forget, how, for one look, she gave up her life. A loss, but who still mourns the breath of one woman, or laments one wife? Though my heart never can forget, how, for one look, she gave up her life.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: But don't raise your eyes in defiance,Protect my life, my dear.They're brighter than first violets,But deadly to me, I fear. But don't raise your eyes in defiance,
Protect my life, my dear.
They're brighter than first violets,
But deadly to me, I fear.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: And you know, I agree to everything:I will condemn, I will forget, I will give comfort to the enemy,Darkness will be light and sin lovely. And you know, I agree to everything:
I will condemn, I will forget, I will give comfort to the enemy,
Darkness will be light and sin lovely.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life. Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.
Anna Akhmatova quotes: As the future ripens in the past, so the past rots in the future a terrible festival of dead leaves. As the future ripens in the past, so the past rots in the future
a terrible festival of dead leaves.