W. B. Yeats
William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, … Wikipedia
Born: June 13, 1865, Sandymount, Republic of Ireland
Died: January 28, 1939, Menton, France
Buried: September 1948, Drumcliff Cemetery, Republic of Ireland
Books: The Celtic Twilight, A Vision, The Tower
Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire.
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
And say my glory was I had such friends.
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
In dreams begin responsibilities.
How can we know the dancer from the dance?