37 Total Quotes

Vincent Millay Quotes

My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends It gives a lovely light! Edna St
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#Friends Or Friendship

Pity me that the heart is slow to learn / What the swift mind beholds at every turn.
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#Heart

Beauty is whatever gives joy.
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#Beauty

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
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#Friends Or Friendship #Absence

Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.
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#Advice

Life isn't one damn thing after another. It's the same damn thing again and again.
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#Life

Tea was such a comfort.
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#Comfort

April comes like an idiot, babbling and stewing flowers.
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#Seasons

A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.
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#Books And Reading

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
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#Advice

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
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#Absence

The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through.
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#God #Christian

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.
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#Infatuation

If I love you Wednesday, What is that to you? I do not love you Thursday - so much is true.
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#Love #I Love You

There is no God. But it does not matter. Man is enough.
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#God

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave. I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
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#Darkness

Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
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#Love #Sad Love #Sad Break Up Love #Dogs

God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.
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#God

I dread no more the first white in my hair, / Or even age itself, the easy shoe, / The cane, the wrinkled hands, the special chair / Time, doing this to me, may alter too / My sorrow, into something I can bear.
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#Age And Aging

We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race.
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#Action

Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age / The child is grown, and puts away childish things. / Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. / Nobody that matters, that is.
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#Age And Aging

What terrible fear causes Man to address the Void as Thou?
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#Causes

Euclid alone / Has looked on Beauty bare, Fortunate they / Who, though once only and then but far away, / Have heard her massive sandal set on stone.
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#Beauty

I love humanity but I hate people.
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#Hate