Stephen Benet

1898 - 1943

A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on earth, play, and sleep

Go play with the towns you have built of blocks, The towns where you would have bound me! I sleep in my earth like a tired fox, And my bufdfalo have found me.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: A Ballad of William Sycamore, (1790–1880), 1923

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on day, death, life, and losing

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on country and devil

If two New Hampshiremen aren't a match for the devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1936

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on trust

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And Thames and all the rivers of the kings Ran into Mississippi and were drowned. They planted England with a stubborn trust But the cleft dust was never English dust.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: John Brown's Body, 1928

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét

Sherman's buzzin' along to de sea, Like Moses ridin' on a bumblebee.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: John Brown's Body, 1928

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on heart

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Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: American Names, 1927

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on dreams and men

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Dreaming men are haunted men.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét

Even the damned may salute the eloquence of Mr. Webster.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1936

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on family, life, and people

Broad-streeted Richmond . . . The trees in the streets are old trees used to living with people, Family trees that remember your grandfather's name.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: John Brown's Body, 1928

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét

They were half of the first families in Virginia. Well, where do you start, when you start counting F.F.V.s?

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: Western Star, 1943

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