Quotes by Amy Lowell

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Amy Lawrence Lowell (February 9, 1874 May 12, 1925) was an American poet of the imagist school, who posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926.

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For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.

All books are either dreams or swords.
Moon! Moon! am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give.
Even Pain pricks to livelier living.
A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.
Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.
If failure, then another long beginning. / Why hope, / Why think that Spring must bring relenting.
May is lilac here in New England, May is a thrush singing "Sun up!" on a tip-top ash-tree, May is white clouds behind pine-trees Puffed out and marching upon a blue sky. May is a green as no other, May is much sun through small leaves, May is soft earth, And apple-blossoms, And windows open to a South wind.