Edna St. Vincent Millay Quotes

Don’t stand so near me! I am become a socialist. I love Humanity; but I hate people.

I dread no more the first white in my hair, Or even age itself, the easy shoe, The cane, the wrinkled hands, the special chair: Time, doing this to me, may alter too My sorrow, into something I can bear.

Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age. The child is grown, and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.

Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare. Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace, And lay them prone upon the earth and cease To ponder on themselves, the while they stare At nothing, intricately drawn nowhere In shapes of shifting lineage;

Beauty never slumbers; All is in her name; But the rose remembers The dust from which it came.