Edna St. Vincent Millay

1892 - 1950

A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on beauty

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Beauty never slumbers; All is in her name; But the rose remembers The dust from which it came.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on world

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O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: God's World, 1917

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on heart, learning, mind, and pity

Pity me that the heart is slow to learn What the swift mind beholds at every turn.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Pity Me Not, 1923

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on grief, honesty, and pride

If ever I said, in grief or pride, I tired of honest things, I lied.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: The Goose Girl, 1923

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on ugliness

Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand: Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: A Few Figs from Thistles, 1920, Second Fig

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on friendship

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, First Fig

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on life

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It is not true that life is one damn thing after another, it is the same damn thing over and over.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on death and life

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How strange a thing is death, bringing to his knees, bringing to his antlers The buck in the snow . . . Life, looking out attentive from the eyes of the doe.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: The Buck in the Snow, 1928

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on life

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Life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Ashes of Life , 1917

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on love and men

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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 (1892 - 1950)

Source: Love Is Not All, 1931

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