poetry quotes: miscellaneous|
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
The cycles of Heaven in twenty centuries
Bring us farther from God
and nearer to the Dust.
- T.S. Eliot
The light falls the way the light fell
And it is not clear,
In the elm-shadows, if it be ourselves here,
Or others, who were before us.
- David Morton
Everything that man esteems
Endures a moment or a day.
Love's pleasure drives his love away,
The painter's brush consumes his dreams.
- William Butler Yeats
To leave is to die a little;
To die to what we love.
We leave behind a bit of ourselves
Wherever we have been.
- Edmond Haraucourt
What I aspired to be,
And was not, comforts me.
- Robert Browning
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.
- Theodore Roethke
He that complies against his will
Is of his own opinion still.
- Samuel Butler
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song, and the white sails shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face and a gray dawn breaking.
- John Masefield
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.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by;
And that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost
Copyright © 2001
by J.D. Deutschendorf