William Butler Yeats Quotes

Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.

Caught in that sensual music all neglect momuments of unaging intellect.

The mystical life is the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write.

Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone, It’s with O’Leary in the grave.

Wine comes in at the mouth – And love comes in at the eye; That’s all that we will know for truth – Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you and I sigh.

The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk they’re sober.

I have certainly known more men destroyed by the desire to have a wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.

In dreams begins responsibility.

Dream, dream, for this is also sooth.

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly […]