Stephen Benet

1898 - 1943

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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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on art

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The art finds kingdoms in a foot of ground.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on hell

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Oh, Georgia booze is mighty fine booze, The best yuh ever poured yuh, But it eats the soles right offen yore shoes, For Hell's broke loose in Georgia.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: The Mountain Whippoorwill, 1923

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on art, diversity, heart, men, and understanding

American Muse, whose strong and diverse heart So many men have tried to understand But only made it smaller with their art, Because you are as various as your land.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: John Brown's Body, 1928, Invocation

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on losing, love, medicine, names, and war

I have fallen in love with American names The sharp names that never get fat, The snakeskin titles of mining claims, The plumed war bonnet of Medicine Hat, Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: American Names, 1927

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on silence

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Stonewall Jackson, wrapped in his beard and his silence.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: John Brown's Body, 1928

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on books and men

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Books are not men and yet they stay alive.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on america and losing

When Daniel Boone goes by at night The phantom deer arise And all lost, wild America Is burning in their eyes.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: Daniel Boone, 1942

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét

I died in my boots like a pioneer With the whole wide sky above 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 children, fatherhood, men, and suffering

Our fathers and ourselves sowed dragon's teeth. Our children know and suffer the armed men.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: Litany for Dictatorships, 1936

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