Quotes by Alice Meynell

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Alice Christiana Gertrude Thompson Meynell (22 September 1847 - 27 November 1922) was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet. more

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Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.

If there is a look of human eyes that tells of perpetual loneliness, so there is also the familiar look that is the sign of perpetual crowds.
It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature.
The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
It is principally for the sake of the leg that a change in the dress of man is so much to be desired. The leg is the best part of the figure and the best leg is the man s. Man should no longer disguise the long lines, the strong forms, in those lengths of piping or tubing that are of all garments the most stupid.
The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
Let a man turn to his own childhood -- no further -- if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.
. . . all alone, alone, alone, He rose again behind the stone.
There's a feast undated, yet Both our true lives hold it fast,--Even the day when first we met. What a great day came and passed,--Unknown then but known at last.

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