Edna St. Vincent Millay
Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright. She gained fame with a Pulitzer Prize in 1923. Millay was a renowned social figure and noted feminist in New York City during the Roaring Twenties and beyond. A road accident in 1936 left her partially disabled, as well as both morphine and alcohol-dependent.
Edna St. Vincent Millay Quotes
God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.
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.
I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one.
Whether or not we find what we are seeking Is idle biologically speaking
I only know that summer sang in me A little while, that in me sings no more.
It is not true that life is one damn thing after another, it is the same damn thing over and over.
Pity me that the heart is slow to learn What the swift mind beholds at every turn.
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.
The soul can split the sky in two, and let the face of God shine through.
Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand: Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand
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