Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Author Profession: Poetry edit data Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright.
Born: February 22, 1892
Died: October 19, 1950
Birth Sign: Pisces

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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.

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

Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world - it is thin.

Beauty is whatever gives joy.

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!

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

Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it's one damn thing over and over.

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

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.

The young are so old, they are born with their fingers crossed.

Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive.

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.

Music my rampart, and my only one.

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.

What the customer demands is last year's model, cheaper. To find out what the customer needs you have to understand what the customer is doing as well as he understands it. Then you build what he needs and you educate him to the fact that he needs it.

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

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.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

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