23 Total Quotes

Alice Meynell Quotes

Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.
Alice Meynell
#English Poet #Spirit

If there is a look of human eyes that tells of perpetual loneliness, so there is also the familiar look that is the sign of perpetual crowds.
Alice Meynell
#English Poet #Eyes

Recurrence is sure. What the mind suffered last week, or last year, it does not suffer now; but it will suffer again next week or next year.
Alice Meynell
#Mind

Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind
Alice Meynell
#Events #inspirational #Happiness

Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act.
Alice Meynell
#English Poet

It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature.
Alice Meynell
#English Poet #Man

The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.
Alice Meynell
#English Poet

Let a man turn to his own childhood -- no further -- if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.
Alice Meynell
#Childhood

The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.
Alice Meynell
#English Poet #Body

There is nothing in the world more peaceful than apple-leaves with an early moon.
Alice Meynell
#Nature #Moon

It is principally for the sake of the leg that a change in the dress of man is so much to be desired. The leg is the best part of the figure and the best leg is the man s. Man should no longer disguise the long lines, the strong forms, in those lengths of piping or tubing that are of all garments the most stupid.
Alice Meynell
#Dress

A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
Alice Meynell
#Tradition

Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Alice Meynell
#English Poet

The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.
Alice Meynell
#English Poet

Let a man turn to his own childhood - no further - if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.
Alice Meynell
#English Poet

A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is already so far.
Alice Meynell
#English Poet