William Butler Yeats Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan

Remembering W. B. Yeats: 10 inspiring quotes by the Nobel Prize winner -  Education Today News

A pillar in the earliest 19th-century Irish literary scene, the prose writer was also a playwright and a senator during that time as a senator. The Nobel prize give awards to poets sometimes and, in 1923 he won that honour. Also known for founding the Abbey Theatre, which is one of the most famous community theatre venues in the world.

  • “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats
  • “For he would be thinking of love Till the stars had run away And the shadows eaten the moon.” ― W.B. Yeats, Selected Poems and Four Plays
  • “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― William Butler
  • “Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” ― William Butler Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire
  • “A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him up for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown.” ― W.B. Yeats
  • “Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.” ― W.B. Yeats tags:
  • “But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” (Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven)” ― W.B. Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds
  • “What can be explained is not poetry.” ― W.B. Yeats
  • “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” ― William Butler Yeats
  • “There is another world, but it is in this one.” ― William Butler Yeats
  • THAT crazed girl improvising her music. Her poetry, dancing upon the shore, Her soul in division from itself Climbing, falling She knew not where, Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship, Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing Heroically lost, heroically found. No matter what disaster occurred
  • She stood in desperate music wound, Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph Where the bales and the baskets lay No common intelligible sound But sang, ‘O sea-starved, hungry sea” ― William Butler
  • Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet.” ― W. B. Yeats
  • “In dreams begin responsibilities.”― William Butler
  • “Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
  • The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” ― William Butler Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
  • “Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.” ― William Butler Yeats
  • “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”― William Butler Yeats
  • “There are no strangers, only friends you have not met yet.” ― William Butler Yeats
  • “All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.” ― William Butler Yeats
  • “I bring you with reverent hands The books of my numberless dreams.” ― William Butler Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds
  • “I will arise and go now, And go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, Of clay and wattles made; Nine bean rows will I have there, A hive for the honey bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, For peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning To where the cricket sings; There midnight’s all a glimmer, And noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet’s wings I will arise and go now, For always night and day I hear lake water lapping With low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway Or on the pavements gray, I hear it in the deep heart’s core.” ― William Butler Yeats
  • “The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.” ― William Butler Yeats

This list contains only the best quotes from the first page on goodreads.com. This powerful free verse is differently something I need to go back on if I keep generating poems for the people. I Will read a few more off-screen for my own guilty pleasures in finding new art styles of old I have not seen before.




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