Edna St. Vincent Millay

1892 - 1950

A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on life, pain, and self

And must I then, indeed, Pain, live with you
All through my life? - sharing my fire, my bed,
Sharing - oh, worst of all things! - the same head? -
And, when I feed myself, feeding you, too?

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: The New Anthology of American Poetry

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on music

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Music my rampart, and my only one.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on light, memory, moon, and trees

Should at that moment the full moon
Step forth upon the hill,
And memories hard to bear at noon,
By moonlight harder still,
Form in the shadows of the trees,---
Things that you could not spare
And live, or so you thought, yet these
All gone, and you still there,
A man no longer what he was,
Not yet the thing he planned...

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Wine from These Grapes

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on light

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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. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: A Few Figs from Thistles

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on life

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It's not true that life is one damn thing after another - it's one damn thing over and over.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: The Yale Book of Quotations

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on body

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For the body at best
   Is a bundle of aches,
Longing for rest;
   It cries when it wakes.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Moriturus

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on humanity

I love humanity, but I hate people.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Contributed by: Mystic Mike

A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on god

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God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on thy heart

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on god, heart, soul, and world

The world stands out on either side No wider than the heart is wide; Above the world is stretched the sky,- No higher than the soul is high. The heart can push the sea and land Farther away on either hand; The soul can split the sky in two, And let the face of God shine through But East and West will pinch the heart That cannot keep them pushed apart; And he whose soul is flat-the sky Will cave in on him by and by.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Renascence, 1912, last lines

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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 (1892 - 1950)

Contributed by: Zaady

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