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William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: An intellectual hate is the worst. An intellectual hate is the worst. William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Hammer your thoughts into unity. Hammer your thoughts into unity. William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: A passion-driven exultant man sings outSentences that he A passion-driven exultant man sings out
Sentences that he has never thought ...
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William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: All dreams of the soulEnd in a beautiful All dreams of the soul
End in a beautiful man's or woman's body.
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William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Education is not filling Education is not filling William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: I say that Roger CasementDid what he had I say that Roger Casement
Did what he had to do,
He died upon the gallows
But that is nothing new.
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William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Land of Heart's Desire Where beauty has no Land of Heart's Desire Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood, But joy is wisdom, time an endless song. William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Too long a sacrifice can make a stone Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice? William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: O what fine thought we had because we O what fine thought we had because we thought that the worst rogues and rascals had died out. William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: O heart, we are old;The living beauty is O heart, we are old;
The living beauty is for younger men:
We cannot pay its tribute of wild tears. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: No man, even though he be Shakespeare, can 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
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Our words must seem to be inevitable. Our words must seem to be inevitable. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: What can I but enumerate old themes? What can I but enumerate old themes? — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: It is love that I am seeking for, It is love that I am seeking for, But of a beautiful, unheard-of kind That is not in the world. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: There is no releaseIn a bodkin or disease,Nor There is no release
In a bodkin or disease,
Nor can there be a work so great
As that which cleans man's dirty slate. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: I agree about Shaw - he is haunted I agree about Shaw - he is haunted by the mystery he flouts. He is an atheist who trembles in the haunted corridor. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: It's certain there is no fine thing Since It's certain there is no fine thing Since Adam's fall but needs much laboring. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: To be born woman is to know - To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Shakespearean fish swam the sea, far away from Shakespearean fish swam the sea, far away from land;
Romantic fish swam in nets coming to the hand ... — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: The desire that is satisfied is not a The desire that is satisfied is not a great desire, nor has the shoulder used all its might that an unbreakable gate has never strained. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: One should not lose one's temper unless one One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: O heart the winds have shaken, the unappeasable O heart the winds have shaken, the unappeasable host
Is comelier than candles at Mother Mary's feet. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: My father was an angry and impatient teacher My father was an angry and impatient teacher and flung the reading book at my head. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: And many a poor man that has roved And many a poor man that has roved Loved and thought himself beloved From a glad kindness cannot take his eyes. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: While on that old grey stone I satUnder While on that old grey stone I sat
Under the old wind-broken tree,
I knew that One is animate,
Mankind inanimate phantasy. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: What were all the world's alarms To mighty 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
William Butler Yeats Quotes By W.B.Yeats: Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. — W.B.Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: And the merry love the fiddle, and the And the merry love the fiddle, and the merry love to dance. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Words alone are certain good. Words alone are certain good. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By James Hollis: David McKay, 1900. Wolfe, Thomas. Look Homeward, Angel. David McKay, 1900. Wolfe, Thomas. Look Homeward, Angel. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1929. Yeats, William Butler. A Vision — James Hollis
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: The house ghost is usually a harmless and The house ghost is usually a harmless and well-meaning creature. It is put up with as long as possible. It brings good luck to those who live with it. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Style, personality - deliberately adopted and therefore a Style, personality - deliberately adopted and therefore a mask - is the only escape from the hot-faced bargainers and money-changers. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Only an aching heartConceives a changeless work of Only an aching heart
Conceives a changeless work of art. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Imagining in excited reverie That the future years Imagining in excited reverie That the future years had come, Dancing to a frenzied drum, Out of the murderous innocence of the sea. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Give to these children, new from the world,Rest Give to these children, new from the world,
Rest far from men.
Is anything better, anything better?
Tell us it then ... — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: O would, beloved, that you layUnder the dock-leaves O would, beloved, that you lay
Under the dock-leaves in the ground,
While lights were paling one by one. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: If there's no hatred in a mind Assault 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
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: While man can still his body keepWine or While man can still his body keep
Wine or love drug him to sleep,
Waking he thanks the Lord that he
Has body and its stupidity ... — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: The world being illusive, one must be deluded The world being illusive, one must be deluded in some way if one is to triumph in it. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: The true poet is all the time a 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
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Odor of blood when Christ was slain Made Odor of blood when Christ was slain Made all Platonic tolerance vain And vain all Doric discipline. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: I see a schoolboy when I think of I see a schoolboy when I think of him,
With face and nose pressed to a sweet-shop window ... — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, Nor Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, Nor public men, nor cheering crowds, A lonely impulse of delight Drove to this tumult in the clouds. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Yet they that know all things but knowThat 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
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: This great purple butterfly,In the prison of my This great purple butterfly,
In the prison of my hands,
Has a learning in his eye
Not a poor fool understands. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: I summon to the winding ancient stair;Set all I summon to the winding ancient stair;
Set all your mind upon the steep ascent — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: There are a few of the open-air spirits; There are a few of the open-air spirits; the more domestic of their tribe gather within-doors, plentiful as swallows under southern eaves. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: I am of a healthy long lived race, I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: I hear it in the deep heart's core. I hear it in the deep heart's core. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: There is only one romance the Soul's. There is only one romance the Soul's. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: All men live in sufferingI know as few All men live in suffering
I know as few can know,
Whether they take the upper road
Or stay content on the low ... — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: I thought of rhyme alone,For rhyme can beat I thought of rhyme alone,
For rhyme can beat a measure out of trouble
And make the daylight sweet once more ... — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: I have read somewhere that in the Emperor's I have read somewhere that in the Emperor's palace at Byzantium was a tree made of gold and silver, and artificial birds that sang. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Somewhere beyond the curtain Of distorting days Lives Somewhere beyond the curtain Of distorting days Lives that lonely thing That shone before these eyes Targeted, trod like Spring. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Bid imagination run / Much on the Great Bid imagination run / Much on the Great Questioner; / What He can question, what if questioned I / Can with a fitting confidence reply. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Everything that man esteems Endures a moment or Everything that man esteems Endures a moment or a day. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: The soul of man is of the imperishable The soul of man is of the imperishable substance of the stars! — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Eyes spiritualised by death can judge,I cannot, but Eyes spiritualised by death can judge,
I cannot, but I am not content. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Locke sank into a swoon; The Garden died; Locke sank into a swoon; The Garden died; God took the spinning-jenny Out of his side. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: The women that I picked spoke sweet and The women that I picked spoke sweet and low
And yet gave tongue. "Hound voices" were they all. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: The poor have very few hours in which The poor have very few hours in which to enjoy themselves; they must take their pleasure raw; they haven't the time to cook it. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: A drunkard is a dead manAnd all dead A drunkard is a dead man
And all dead men are drunk. — William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: The old priest Peter GilliganWas weary night and 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
William Butler Yeats Quotes By William Butler Yeats: Once more the storm is howling, and half Once more the storm is howling, and half hid
Under this cradle-hood and coverlid
My child sleeps on. — William Butler Yeats