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William Butler Yeats
(1865-1939) born on
Jun 13
Irish poet, dramatist. He was the leader of the Irish literary renaissance; Founded Abbey Theater, Dublin.
         
   
F
Art bids us touch and taste and hear and see the world, and shrinks from what Blake calls mathematic form, from every abstract form, from all that is of the brain only.

R
Out of our quarrels with others we make rhetoric. Out of our quarrels with ourselves we make poetry.
A
A line will take us hours maybe;
Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought,
Our stitching and unstitching has been naught.
N
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
K
Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Cutting of an Agate," 1912.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "Adam's Curse."
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "Easter 1916."
   


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