William Butler Yeats Quotes Page 3


Best 72 Quotes by William Butler Yeats – Page 3 of 3

“We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.”

“We can only begin to live when we conceive life as tragedy.”

“We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.”

“We taste and feel and see the truth. We do not reason ourselves into it.”

“What can be explained is not poetry.”

“When one gets quiet, then something wakes up inside one, something happy and quiet like the stars.”

“When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.”

“Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.”

“Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.”

Responsibilities Quotes

“In dreams begin responsibilities.”


“Pretending that there can be passion that has more life in it than death.”


“Why should the faithfullest heart most love the bitter sweetness of false faces?”


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