Quotes by William Butler Yeats

Why should I be dismayedThough flame had burned the whole World, as it were a coal,Now I have seen it weighedAgainst a soul? ...

William Butler Yeats soul values

Speech after long silence; it is right,All other lovers being estranged or dead, ...

William Butler Yeats lovers speech silence

Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; youngWe loved each other and were ignorant. ...

William Butler Yeats youth wisdom love

Enough if the work has seemed,So did she your strength renew, A dream that a lion had dreamedTill the wilderness cried aloud. ...

William Butler Yeats pride poetry poets

But here's a haughtier text,The labyrinth of her daysThat her own strangeness perplexed.... ...

William Butler Yeats women mystery

O heart, be at peace, becauseNor knave nor dolt can breakWhat's not for their applause,Being for a woman's sake. ...

William Butler Yeats poetry poets public opinion

She lived in storm and strife,Her soul had such desire For what proud death may bringThat it could not endureThe common good of life.... ...

William Butler Yeats pride elitism

He fancied that I gave a soulDid but our bodies touch, And laughed upon his breast to thinkBeast gave beast as much. ...

William Butler Yeats lust sex soul

Dear fellow-artist, why so freeWith every sort of company, With every Jack and Jill?Choose your companions from the best;Who draws a bucket ...

William Butler Yeats elitism conformity companions and companionship

Such thought such though have I that hold it tightTill meditation master all its parts, Nothing can stay my glanceUntil that glance run in t ...

William Butler Yeats mistics and mysticism longing idealism

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