Years Quotes

Most popular years quotes

Years grow cold to love.
Our years
Glide silently away.
Years teach us more than books.


All the years have their harvest.
People forget years and remember moments.


A minute's success pays the failure of years.

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The years teach much which the days never know.

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For years fleet away with the wings of the dove.
Years steal
Fire from the mind as vigor from the limb.


There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

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I could not prove that years had feet—
Yet confident they run.
Year, n.  A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.
I have learned little from the years that fly; 
But I have wrung the color from the years.
Years following years steal something every day;
At last they steal us from ourselves away.
There are whole years for which I hope I'll never be cross-examined, for I could not give an alibi.


After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.  We get to be responsible for our faces.

biography face

Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all your life, or else you go dowdy to the grave.


The years shall run like rabbits,
For in my arms I hold
The Flower of the Ages,
And the first love of the world.
The years like great black oxen tread the world,
And God the herdsman goads them on behind,
And I am broken by their passing feet.
And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.
Why won't they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, can't they use birth control on time? I want an interregnum. The stupid years patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping—rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year's and Easter and Christmas—But, goodness, why need they do it?

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