Edna St. Vincent Millay Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: And her voice is a string of colored beads,Or steps leading into the sea. And her voice is a string of colored beads,
Or steps leading into the sea.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: He that would eat of love must eat it where it hangs. He that would eat of love must eat it where it hangs.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Strange how few, After alls said and done, the things that are Of moment. Strange how few, After alls said and done, the things that are Of moment.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I screamed, andlo!InfinityCame down and settled over me I screamed, and
lo!
Infinity
Came down and settled over me
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Lord I do fear / Thou'st made the world too beautiful this year. Lord I do fear / Thou'st made the world too beautiful this year.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Life isn't all beer and skittles; few of us have touched a skittle in years. Life isn't all beer and skittles; few of us have touched a skittle in years.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Man has never been the same since God died. Man has never been the same since God died.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Pity me that the heart is slow to learnWhat the swift mind beholds at every turn. Pity me that the heart is slow to learn
What the swift mind beholds at every turn.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I will come back to you, I swear I will;And you will know me still.I shall be only a little tallerThan when I went. I will come back to you, I swear I will;
And you will know me still.
I shall be only a little taller
Than when I went.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Second FigSafe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand: Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand! Second Fig
Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:
Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: It's not love's going hurts my daysBut that it went in little ways. It's not love's going hurts my days
But that it went in little ways.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Heap not on this mound roses that she loved so well; why bewilder her with roses that she cannot see or smell. Heap not on this mound roses that she loved so well; why bewilder her with roses that she cannot see or smell.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I had a little sorrow, Born of a little sin. I had a little sorrow, Born of a little sin.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: The only people I really hate are servants. They're not really human beings at all. The only people I really hate are servants. They're not really human beings at all.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I make bean stalks, I'm A builder, like yourself. I make bean stalks, I'm A builder, like yourself.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Life must go on, Though good men die. Life must go on, Though good men die.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart. God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: If ever I said in grief or pride, I'd tired of honest things, I lied. If ever I said in grief or pride, I'd tired of honest things, I lied.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: [L]ife isn't one thing after another, it's the same thing over and over [L]ife isn't one thing after another, it's the same thing over and over
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: One things there's no getting by,I've been a wicked girl,Says I ... But, if I can't be sorry I might as well be glad ! One things there's no getting by,
I've been a wicked girl,
Says I ...
But, if I can't be sorry I might as well be glad !
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Need we say it was not love, Now that love is perished? Need we say it was not love, Now that love is perished?
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain; Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink. Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain; Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Who's that knocking on my grave and will not let me sleep, a year has one Who's that knocking on my grave and will not let me sleep, a year has one
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I have learned to fail. And I have had my say. I have learned to fail. And I have had my say.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: You see, I am a poet, and not quite right in the head, darling. It's only that. You see, I am a poet, and not quite right in the head, darling. It's only that.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground. I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Not poppy, nor mandrake, Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world, Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep, Which thou owest yesterday. Not poppy, nor mandrake, Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world, Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep, Which thou owest yesterday.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Earth does not understand her child,Who from the loud gregarious townReturns, depleted and defiled,To the still woods, to fling him down. Earth does not understand her child,
Who from the loud gregarious town
Returns, depleted and defiled,
To the still woods, to fling him down.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: After the feet of beauty fly my own. After the feet of beauty fly my own.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I hate people but I love gatherings. I hate people but I love gatherings.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I saw and heard, and knew at last The How and Why of all things, past, and present, and forevermore. I saw and heard, and knew at last The How and Why of all things, past, and present, and forevermore.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: But the rain Is full of ghosts tonight But the rain Is full of ghosts tonight
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: A grave is such a quiet place. A grave is such a quiet place.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Not only under ground are the brains of men Eaten by maggots, Life in itself Is nothing, An empty cup, Not only under ground are the brains of men Eaten by maggots, Life in itself Is nothing, An empty cup,
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: To what purpose, April, do you return again?Beauty is not enough. To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Music, my rampart and my only one. Music, my rampart and my only one.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Her lawn looks like a meadow, And if she mows the place She leaves the clover standing And the Queen Anne's Lace. Her lawn looks like a meadow, And if she mows the place She leaves the clover standing And the Queen Anne's Lace.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: The world stands out on either side, No wider than the heart is wide. The world stands out on either side, No wider than the heart is wide.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Along my body, waking while I sleep,Sharp to the kiss, cold to the hand as snow,The scar of this encounter like a sword Along my body, waking while I sleep,
Sharp to the kiss, cold to the hand as snow,
The scar of this encounter like a sword
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: This book, when I am dead, will be A little faint perfume of me. People who knew me well will say, She really used to think that way. This book, when I am dead, will be A little faint perfume of me. People who knew me well will say, She really used to think that way.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Night falls fast.Today is in the past.Blown from the dark hill hither to my doorThree flakes, then fourArrive, then many more. Night falls fast.
Today is in the past.
Blown from the dark hill hither to my door
Three flakes, then four
Arrive, then many more.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: For the body at best Is a bundle of aches,Longing for rest; It cries when it wakes. For the body at best
Is a bundle of aches,
Longing for rest;
It cries when it wakes.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: There isn't a train I wouldn't take, no matter where it's going. There isn't a train I wouldn't take, no matter where it's going.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Here's a song was never sung: Growing old is dying young. Here's a song was never sung: Growing old is dying young.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: That is my being, the madness of an unaccustomed mood. That is my being, the madness of an unaccustomed mood.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Youth, have no pity; leave no farthing here For age to invest in compromise and fear. Youth, have no pity; leave no farthing here For age to invest in compromise and fear.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Heart, have no pity on this house of bone:Shake it with dancing, break it down with joy. Heart, have no pity on this house of bone:
Shake it with dancing, break it down with joy.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: We think-although of course, now, we very seldom Clearly think- That the other side of War is Peace. We think-although of course, now, we very seldom Clearly think- That the other side of War is Peace.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Life has no friend ... Life has no friend ...
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse. Life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: It may be said of me by Harper & Brothers, that although I reject their proposals, I welcome their advances. It may be said of me by Harper & Brothers, that although I reject their proposals, I welcome their advances.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Martyred many times must be Who would keep his country free. Martyred many times must be Who would keep his country free.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Unlike most people, I kept my mouth shut about the man I was living with. Unlike most people, I kept my mouth shut about the man I was living with.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I do not think there is a woman in whom the roots of passion shoot deeper than in me. I do not think there is a woman in whom the roots of passion shoot deeper than in me.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: into the darkness they go, the wise & the lovely into the darkness they go, the wise & the lovely
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: And so beneath the weight lay IAnd suffered death, but could not die. And so beneath the weight lay I
And suffered death, but could not die.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: You are loved. If so, what else matters? You are loved. If so, what else matters?
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: So come on out, my dear old sweet Sister, - & we'll open our oysters together. So come on out, my dear old sweet Sister, - & we'll open our oysters together.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Blessed be Death, that cuts in marble What would have sunk to dust! Blessed be Death, that cuts in marble What would have sunk to dust!
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his pay-roll. I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his pay-roll.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Learn to love blackness while there is yet time, blacknessUnpatterned, blackness without horizons. Learn to love blackness while there is yet time, blackness
Unpatterned, blackness without horizons.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: I love humanity but I hate people. I love humanity but I hate people.
Edna St. Vincent Millay quotes: Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive. Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive.