Edna St. Vincent Millay - Quotes

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Beauty is whatever gives joy.

Beauty is whatever gives joy.

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

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.

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.

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! ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Music my rampart, and my only one. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: February 22, 1892
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Die: 10-19, 1950
Occupation: Author
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Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. The poet Richard Wilbur asserted, "She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century (wikipedia)