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Alice Meynell Quotes

(1847-1922), British Poet, Essayist

Let a man turn to his own childhood -- no further -- if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.

Category: Childhood

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.

Category: Children

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 It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.

Category: Color

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.

Category: Crowds

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.

Category: Dress

Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.

Category: Happiness

The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.

Category: Laughter

It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature.

Category: Nature

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.

Category: Travel And Tourism