William Butler Yeats Quotes

William Butler Yeats Quotes: The labor of the alchemists, who were called artist in their day, is a befitting comparison for a deliberate change of style.
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William Butler Yeats Quote: The winds that awakened the stars Are blowing through my blood.
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Quotes about William Butler Yeats: Bodies of holy men and women exudeMiraculous oil, odour of violet.But under heavy loads of trampled clayLie bodies of the vampires full of blood;Their shrouds are bloody and their lips are wet.
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Quote about William Butler Yeats: God spreads the heavens above us like great wings, And gives a little round of deeds and days.
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William Butler Yeats Sayings: I--though heart might find reliefDid I become a Christian man and choose for my beliefWhat seems most welcome in the tomb--play a predestined part.Homer is my example and his unchristened heart.
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William Butler Yeats Saying: Everything that man esteems Endures a moment or a day.
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Sayings about William Butler Yeats: But O, sick children of the world,Of all the many changing thingsIn dreary dancing past us whirled,To the cracked tune that Chronos sings,Words alone are certain good.
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Saying about William Butler Yeats: What's memory but the ash That chokes our fires that have begun to sink?
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William Butler Yeats Quotes: Some moralist or mythological poetCompares the solitary soul to a swan;I am satisfied with that,Satisfied if a troubled mirror show it,Before that brief gleam of its life be gone....
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William Butler Yeats Quote: From dream to dream and rhyme to rhyme I have ranged / In rambling talk with an image of air: / Vague memories, nothing but memories.
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Quotes about William Butler Yeats: Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
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Quote about William Butler Yeats: I believe when I am in the mood that all nature is full of people whom we cannot see, and that some of these are ugly or grotesque, and some wicked or foolish, but very many beautiful beyond any one we have ever seen, and that these are not far away....the simple of all times and the wise men of ancient times have seen them and even spoken to them.
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William Butler Yeats Sayings: ...Rose of all Roses, Rose of all the World! You, too, have come where the dim tides are hurled Upon the wharves of sorrow, and heard ring The bell that calls us on; the sweet far thing. Beauty grown sad with its eternity Made you of us, and of the dim grey sea. Our long ships loose thought-woven sails and wait, For God has bid them share an equal fate; And when at last defeated in His wars, They have gone down under the same white stars, We shall no longer hear the little cry Of our sad hearts, that may not live nor die.
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William Butler Yeats Saying: ...How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face...
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Sayings about William Butler Yeats: Maybe the bride-bed brings despair,For each an imagined image bringsAnd finds a real image there....
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Saying about William Butler Yeats: Nor bird nor beastCould make me wish for anything this day,Being old, but that the old alone might die,And that would be against God's Providence.
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William Butler Yeats Quotes: Endure what life God gives and ask no longer span;Cease to remember the delights of youth, travel-wearied aged man;Delight becomes death-longing if all longing else be vain.
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William Butler Yeats Quote: We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.
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