Edna St. Vincent Millay Quotes

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I am waylaid by beauty.


I love humanity but I hate people.
— Edna St. Vincent Millay
Evil alone has oil for every wheel.


Not Truth, but Faith, it is that keeps the world alive.
— Edna St. Vincent Millay


Mathematics possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty.
— Edna St. Vincent Millay
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
Nobody that matters, that is.


Pity me that the heart is slow to learn
What the swift mind beholds at every turn.

head and heart

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!
— Edna St. Vincent Millay


For one year more it may be said of me by Harper & Brothers, that although I reject their proposals, I welcome their advances.

witty writing

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
— Edna St. Vincent Millay


Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the day-time, and falling into at night.