Quotes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

English poet

Alive from: 1806-1861

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
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    A good neighbor sometimes cuts your morning up to mince-meat of the very smallest talk, then helps to sugar her bohea at night with your reputation.
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    A woman's always younger than a man at equal years.
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    And lips say ''God be pitiful,'' who never said, ''God be praised.''
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    At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
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    Books succeed, and lives fail.
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    But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
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    Eve is a twofold mystery.
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    Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand.
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    For 'Tis not in mere death that men die most.
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    Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?
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    God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers and thrust the thing we have prayed for in our face, like a gauntlet with a gift in it.
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    He, in his developed manhood, stood, a little sunburn by the glare of life.
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    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
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    How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.
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