Quotes by William Butler Yeats

When cradle and spool are pastAnd I mere shade at last Coagulate of stuffTransparent like the wind,I think that I may findA faithful love, a ...

William Butler Yeats longing impossibility/prayer spirituality

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste. ...

William Butler Yeats design

It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class.... I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish bo ok which ...

William Butler Yeats leisure

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind. ...

William Butler Yeats censorship

The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent t ...

William Butler Yeats writers and writing

But even at the starting post, all sleek and new,I saw the wildness in her and I thought A vision of terror that it must live throughHad sha ...

William Butler Yeats soul

Or else I thought her supernatural;As though a sterner eye looked through her eye On this foul world in its decline and fall,On gangling sto ...

William Butler Yeats world the

I made my song a coatCovered with embroideries Out of old mythologiesFrom heel to throat;But the fools caught it,Wore it in the world's eyes ...

William Butler Yeats plagiarism

Gaze no more in the bitter glassThe demons, with their subtle guile, Lift up before us when they pass,Or only gaze a little while.... ...

William Butler Yeats mirrors reality realism

Song, let them take it,For there's more enterpriseIn walking naked. ...

William Butler Yeats truth songs

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