Quotes by William Butler Yeats

How but in custom and in ceremonyAre innocence and beauty born? ...

William Butler Yeats rituals beauty

He loved strange thoughtAnd knew that sweet extremity of pride That's called platonic love,And that to such a pitch of passion wroughtNothin ...

William Butler Yeats remembrance passion platonic love

We had fed the heart on fantasies,The heart's grown brutal from the fare; More substance in our enmitiesThan in our love; O honey-bees,Come ...

William Butler Yeats hate fantasies heart

I have mummy truths to tellWhereat the living mock, Though not for sober ear,For maybe all that hearShould laugh and weep an hour upon the c ...

William Butler Yeats mistics and mysticism afterlife truth

From where Pan's cavern isIntolerable music falls. Foul goat-head, brutal arm appear,Belly, shoulder, bum,Flash fishlike; nymphs and satyrsC ...

William Butler Yeats hedonism gods goddesses mythology

But if when anyone diedCame keeners hoarser than rooks, He bade them give over their keening;For he was a man of books. ...

William Butler Yeats death mourning superficiality

Two thoughts were so mixed up I could not tellWhether of her or God he thought the most, But think that his mind's eye,When upward turned, o ...

William Butler Yeats love God remembrance

I climb to the tower-top and lean upon broken stone,A mist that is like blown snow is sweeping over all, Valley, river, and elms, under the ...

William Butler Yeats moon mist strangeness

"It was the mask engaged your mind,And after set your heart to beat,Not what's behind." ...

William Butler Yeats superficiality passion

He had much industry at setting out,Much boisterous courage, before loneliness Had driven him crazed;For meditations upon unknown thoughtMak ...

William Butler Yeats mistics and mysticism inquiry remembrance

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