St Vincent Millay Quotes

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Beauty is whatever gives joy. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

Music my rampart and my only one.

Not Truth but Faith it is that keeps the world alive.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

We were all imitative. We all wandered in after Miss Edna St. Vincent Millay. We were all being dashing and gallant declaring we weren't virgins whether we were or not.

A Poem from Edna St. Vincent Millay: Grown-up Was it for this I uttered prayers And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs That now domestic as a plate I should retire at half-past eight?