Amy Lowell

American poet, criticus

Lived from: 1874-1925

Category: Media | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Amy Lowell

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    A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.
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    All books are either dreams or swords.
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    Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
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    Even Pain pricks to livelier living.
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    For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
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    Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation.
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    Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.
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    I am tired, beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little ink drops, and posting it. And I scald alone, here, under the fire of the great moon.
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    In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.
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    Moon! Moon! am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
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    Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
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    Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give.
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    You are ice and fire the touch of you burns my hands like snow.
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    Youth condemns; maturity condones.
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