Edna St. Vincent Millay Best Quotes

Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical 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 and her many love affairs. Enjoy Edna St. Vincent Millay’s best quotes below.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“Beauty is whatever gives joy.”
“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.”
“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!”
“Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow 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.”
“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.”
“Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive.”
“God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.”
“It’s not true that life is one damn thing after another; it’s one damn thing over and over.”
“The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.”
“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.”
“Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world – it is thin.”
“Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.”
“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.”
“Music my rampart, and my only one.”

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