Edna St. Vincent Millay

1892 - 1950

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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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on bitterness, fear, heart, memory, mountains, pain, quiet, and time

Time does not bring relief; you all have lied Who told me time would ease me of my pain! I miss him in the weeping of the rain; I want him at the shrinking of the tide; The old snows melt from every mountain-side, And last year's leaves are smoke in every lane; But last year's bitter loving must remain Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide There are a hundred places where I fear To go, - so with his memory they brim And entering with relief some quiet place Where never fell his foot or shone his face I say,There is no memory of him here! And so stand stricken, so remembering him!

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Afternoon on a Hill, 1917

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on beauty, day, earth, peace, and vision

Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare. Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace, And lay them prone upon the earth and cease To ponder on themselves, the while they stare At nothing, intricately drawn nowhere In shapes of shifting lineage; let geese Gabble and hiss, but heroes seek release From dusty bondage into luminous air. O blinding hour, O holy, terrible day, When first the shaft into his vision shone Of light anatomized! 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.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Sonnet, Euclid Alone Has Looked on Beauty Bare, 1923

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on darkness, mind, resignation, and time

l am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground. So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Dirge Without Music, 1928

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on wine

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I drank at every vine. The last was like the first. I came upon no wine So wonderful as thirst.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Feast, 1923

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on idleness

Whether or not we find what we are seeking Is idle biologically speaking

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: A Few Figs from Thistles, 1920, I Shall Forget You Presently

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on hell and world

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Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

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