Vincent Millay Quotes

21 Vincent Millay quotes:

"We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"I dread no more the first white in my hair, / Or even age itself, the easy shoe, / The cane, the wrinkled hands, the special chair / Time, doing this to me, may alter too / My sorrow, into something I can bear."
"Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: God Quotes
"I love humanity but I hate people."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"Euclid alone / Has looked on Beauty bare, Fortunate they / Who, though once only and then but far away, / Have heard her massive sandal set on stone."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him."
"Tea was such a comfort."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes
"Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Childhood Quotes
"Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -- it is thin."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Caution Quotes Distrust Quotes
"Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age / The child is grown, and puts away childish things. / Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. / Nobody that matters, that is."
"A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public with his pants down."
"Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave. I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Darkness Quotes
"My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends It gives a lovely light! Edna St"
"The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through."
"Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does."
"Pity me that the heart is slow to learn / What the swift mind beholds at every turn."
Author: Millay Quotes Category: Heart Quotes

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