Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes
"A woman's always younger than a man of equal years."
"An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all."
"And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can."
"Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
"Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes - The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries."
"God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame."
"If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only."
"Light tomorrow with today!"
"My sun sets to raise again."
"Since when was genius found respectable?"
"Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished."
"The iron gate ground its teeth to let me pass!"
"There, that is our secret: go to sleep! You will wake, and remember, and understand."
"Thou large-brained woman and large-hearted man."
"What's the Greek name for Swine's Snout?"
"Who so loves believes the impossible."
"You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long."