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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on play and tragedy

All perform their tragic play, There struts Hamlet, there is Lear.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Last Poems, 1936–1939, Lapis Lazuli, st. 2.

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on dance and play

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When I play on my fiddle in Dooney Folk dance like a wave of the sea.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Wind Among the Reeds, 1899, The Fiddler of Dooney st.

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A Quote by William Blake on art, blindness, dance, and play

Little Fly, Thy summer's play My thoughtless hand Has brushed away. Am I not like thee Or art not thou A man like Me? For I dance and drink and sing, Till some blind hand Shall brush my wing.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Songs of Experience, The Fly

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A Quote by William A. Irwin on body, exercise, friendship, learning, life, needs, play, profit, relaxation, time, and value

One of the best lessons that anyone can learn in life is how to use time wisely. Consider what can be done in ten minutes. If you need a little mental relaxation, you can sit down with a friend and play a game of cards. If you need some physical recreation, you can engage in a few exercises that will help tone up your body. Perhaps you have a friend who for weeks or months has been looking for a letter. Then there may be among your acquaintances someone whose friendship you would value highly and whose counsel would be profitable. Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you huge dividends.

William A. Irwin

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A Quote by Wanda Landowska on play and practice

I never practice; I always play.

Wanda Landowska (1879 - 1959)

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on death, feeling, life, love, mind, music, play, and tears

Many love music but for music's sake, Many because her touches can awake Thoughts that repose within the breast half-dead, And rise to follow where she loves to lead. What various feelings come from days gone by! What tears from far-off sources dim the eye! Few, when light fingers with sweet voices play, And melodies swell, pause, and melt away, Mind how at every touch, at every tone, A spark of life hath glistened and hath gone.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

Source: Many Love Music

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on play

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They said, "You have a blue guitar, You do not play things as they are." The man replied, "Things as they are Are changed upon the blue guitar."

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: "The Man with the Blue Guitar"

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A Quote by V. Erath on beginning, children, god, mathematics, and play

God is a child; and when he began to play, he cultivated mathematics. It is the most godly of man's games.

V. Erath

Source: Das blinde Spiel. 1954.

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A Quote by unknown on day, gold, and play

Come said the wind to the leaves one day, Come o're the meadows and we will play. Put on your dresses scarlet and gold, For summer is gone and the days grow cold.

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Source: A Children's Song of the 1880's

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A Quote by unknown on play and questions

We often hear the playful question: "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" A gardener's version might be: "Which came first: the tree or the seed or the cutting?"

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