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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

(1806-1861), British Poet

A woman's always younger than a man at equal years.

Category: Age And Aging

What is art but life upon the larger scale, the higher. When, graduating up in a spiral line of still expanding and ascending gyres, it pushes toward the intense significance of all things, hungry for the infinite?

Category: Arts And Artists

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.

Category: Beauty

Books succeed, and lives fail.

Category: Books And Reading

Books, books, books had found the secret of a garret-room piled high with cases in my father's name; Piled high, packed large, --where, creeping in and out among the giant fossils of my past, like some small nimble mouse between the ribs of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there at this or that box, pulling through the gap, in heats of terror, haste, victorious joy, the first book first. And how I felt it beat under my pillow, in the morning's dark. An hour before the sun would let me read! My books!

Category: Books And Reading

But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!

Category: Children

The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna.

Category: Courage

For 'Tis not in mere death that men die most.

Category: Death And Dying

What monster have we here? A great Deed at this hour of day? A great just deed -- and not for pay? Absurd -- or insincere?

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

The devil's most devilish when respectable.

Category: Devil

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.

Category: Dictionaries

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?

Category: Embarrassment

Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand.

Category: Experience

If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.

Category: Faith

Since when was genius found respectable?

Category: Genius