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Born in February 22, 1892 / Died in October 19, 1950 / United States / English

Quotes by Edna St. Vincent Millay

The young are so old, they are born with their fingers crossed.
Music my rampart, and my only one.
If I love you Wednesday, What is that to you? I do not love you Thursday - so much is true.
Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.
I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.
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.
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!
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.
Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world - it is thin.
It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it's one damn thing over and over.
The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through.
Beauty is whatever gives joy.
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.
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.
Tea was such a comfort.
Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
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.
God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.