Robert Graves Quotes

16 Robert Graves quotes:

"`How is your trade, Aquarius, / This frosty night?' / `Complaints is many and various / And my feet are cold,' says Aquarius."
"I was last in Rome in AD 540 when it was full of Goths and their heavy horses. It has changed a great deal since then."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Horses Quotes
"Across two counties he can hear / And catch your words before you speak. / The woodlouse or the maggot's weak / Clamour rings in his sad ear, / And noise so slight it would surpass / Credence."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Words Quotes
"No escape, / No such thing; to dream of new dimensions, / Cheating checkmate by painting the king's robe / So that he slides like a queen."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Cheating Quotes
"One smile relieves a heart that grievesthough deadly sad it be,and one hard look Can close the book that lovers love to see."
"To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Poet Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"As you are woman, so be lovely:As you are lovely, so be various,Merciful as constant, constant as various,So be mine, as I yours for ever."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued."
"There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Literature Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"One gets to the heart of the matter by a series of experiences in the same pattern, but in different colors."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Heart Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"Poetry is no more a narcotic than a stimulant; it is a universal bittersweet mixture for all possible household emergencies and its action varies accordingly as it is taken in a wineglass or a tablespoon, inhaled, gargled or rubbed on the chest . . ."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Sports Quotes Awards Quotes
"Truth-loving Persians do not dwell uponThe trivial skirmish fought near Marathon."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Truth Quotes Marathon Quotes
"Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists; though their field-work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Poet Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes

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