William Butler Yeats

1865 - 1939

A Quote by William Butler Yeats

I have spread my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on dreams, wealth, love, and future

But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on pity, love, and heart

A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on impermanence, life, death, and obituary

Cast a cold Eye
On Life, on Death
Horseman, pass by

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: W.B. Yeats Obituary

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on optimism, self-awareness, heart, joy, flowers, perception, self, and passion

Beloved, gaze in thine own heart, The holy tree is growing there; From joy the holy branches start, And all the trembling flowers they bear.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The title of the poem is: The Two Trees

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on language and people

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on evil, imagination, and men

Evil comes to all us men of imagination wearing as its mask all the virtues.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on love

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Nothing that we love overmuch Is ponderable to our touch.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Michael Robartes and the Dancer , 1921. Towards Break of Day, st. 3

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on sleep

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Now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Michael Robartes and the Dancer , 1921.

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on body, dance, and music

O chestnut tree, great rooted blossomer, Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole? O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Among School Children

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