Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes & Wallpapers

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Whoever lives true life, will love true love. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Children use the fist until they are of age to use the brain. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And I smiled to think God's greatness flowed around our incompleteness; Round our restlessness, His rest. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Eyes of gentianellas azure, Staring, winking at the skies. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Love that endures, from life that disappears! Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Through heaven and earth God's will moves freely, and I follow it, As color follows light. He overflows The firmamental walls with deity, Therefore with love; His lightnings go abroad, His pity may do so, His angels must, Whene'er He gives them charges. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

You forget too much That every creature, female as the male, Stands single in responsible act and thought, As also in birth and death. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

First time he kiss'd me, he but only kiss'd The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And ever since it grew more clean and white. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Yet half the beast is the great god Pan, To laugh, as he sits by the river, Making a poet out of a man. The true gods sigh for the cost and the pain - For the reed that grows never more again As a reed with the reeds of the river. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And thus, what can we do, Poor rose and poet too, Who both antedate our mission In an unprepared season? Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Why, what is to live? Not to eat and drink and breathe,-but to feel the life in you down all the fibres of being, passionately and joyfully. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Life, struck sharp on death, Makes awful lightning. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When God helps all the workers for His world, The singers shall have help of Him, not last. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

truth outlives pain, as the soul does life. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It was not the apple on the tree but the pair on the ground that caused the trouble in the garden of Eden. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Yes, I answered you last night; No, this morning, Sir, I say. Colours seen by candlelight, Will not look the same by day. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Of all the thoughts of God that are Borne inward unto souls afar, Along the Psalmist's music deep, Now tell me if that any is. For gift or grace, surpassing this- He giveth His beloved sleep. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Thank God for grace, Ye who weep only! If, as some have done, Ye grope tear-blinded in a desert place And touch but tombs,-look up! Those tears will run Soon in long rivers down the lifted face, And leave the vision clear for stars and sun. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Knowledge by suffering entereth, And life is perfected by death. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I worked with patience which means almost power. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The soul hath snatched up mine all faint and weak,And placed it by thee on a golden throne,- And that I love (O soul, we must be meek!)Is by thee only, whom I love alone. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Death forerunneth Love to win "Sweetest eyes were ever seen." Elizabeth Barrett Browning

But so fair, She takes the breath of men away Who gaze upon her unaware. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Eyes which the preacher could not school, By wayside graves are raised; And lips say, God be pitiful, That ne'er said God be praised. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Those tall flowering-reeds which stand, In Arno like a sheaf of sceptres, left By some remote dynasty of dead gods. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And I must bear What is ordained with patience, being aware Necessity doth front the universe With an invincible gesture. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Twas a yellow rose, By that south window of the little house, My cousin Romney gathered with his hand On all my birthdays, for me. save the last; And then I shook the tree too rough, too rough, For roses to stay after. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

By your truth she shall be true - Ever true as wives of yore - And her Yes, once said to you, Shall be yes for evermore. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And a breastplate made of daisies, Closely fitting, leaf on leaf, Periwinkles interlaced Drawn for belt about the waist; While the brown bees, humming praises, Shot their arrows round the chief. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Pansies for ladies all - (I wis That none who wear such brooches miss A jewel in the mirror). Elizabeth Barrett Browning

All are not taken! there are left behind Living Beloveds, tender looks to bring, And make the daylight still a happy thing, And tender voices, to make soft the wind. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Her deep blue eyes smile constantly, as if they had by fitness won the secret of a happy dream she does not care to speak. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And lilies white, prepared to touch The whitest thought, nor soil it much, Of dreamer turned to lover. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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 pushed toward the intense significance Of all things, hungry for the Infinite? Art's life - and where we live, we suffer and toil. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In this abundant earth no doubt Is little room for things worn out: Disdain them, break them, throw them by! And if before the days grew rough We once were lov'd, us'd - well enough, I think, we've far'd, my heart and I. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Love me sweet With all thou art Feeling, thinking, seeing; Love me in the Lightest part, Love me in full Being. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Oh, a day in the city-square, there is no such pleasure in life! Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Eve is a twofold mystery. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Most illogical Irrational nature of our womanhood, That blushes one way, feels another way, And prays, perhaps another! Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Let us be content to work To do the things we can, and not presume To fret because it's little. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Happy are all free peoples, too strong to be dispossessed. But blessed are those among nations who dare to be strong for the rest! Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A grave, on which to rest from singing? Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Through heaven and earth God's will moves freely, and I follow it, As color follows light. He overflows The firmamental walls with deity, Therefore with love; His lightnings go abroad, His pity may do so, His angels must, Whene'er He gives them charges. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Souls are dangerous things to carry straight through all the spilt saltpetre of this world. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The tyrant should take heed to what he doth, Since every victim-carrion turns to use, And drives a chariot, like a god made wroth, Against each piled injustice. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

much of the possibility of being cheerful comes from the faculty of throwing oneself beyond oneself ... Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We can't separate our humanity from our poetry ... Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Like to write? Of course, of course I do. I seem to live while I write - it is life, for me. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Art is much, but love is more ... Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If I leave all for thee, wilt thou exchange And be all to me? Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The essence of all beauty, I call love. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

There, that is our secret: go to sleep! You will wake, and remember, and understand. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I, who had had my heart full for hours, took advantage of an early moment of solitude, to cry in it very bitterly. Suddenly a little hairy head thrust itself from behind my pillow into my face, rubbing its ears and nose against me in a responsive agitation, and drying the tears as they came. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life!-and if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Books succeed, And lives fail. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And Marlowe, Webster, Fletcher, Ben, Whose fire-hearts sowed our furrows when The world was worthy of such men. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Thou hast thy calling to some palace-floor, Most gracious singer of high poems! where The dancers will break footing, from the care Of watching up thy pregnant lips for more. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Hush, call no echo up in further proof Of desolation! there's a voice within That weeps... as thou must sing... alone, aloof. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Instruct me how to thank thee! Oh, to shoot My soul's full meaning into future years, That they should lend it utterance, and salute Love that endures, from life that disappears! Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Measure not the work Until the day's out and the labour done, Then bring your gauges. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Unless you can muse in a crowd all day On the absent face that fixed you; Unless you can love, as the angels may, With the breadth of heaven betwixt you; Unless you can dream that his faith is fast, Through behoving and unbehoving; Unless you can die when the dream is past ? Oh, never call it loving! Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The exchange of sympathy for gratitude is the most princely thing! Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Whatever's lost, it first was won. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The great chasm between the thing I say, and the thing I would say, would be quite dispiriting to me, in spite even of such kindnesses as yours, if the desire did not master the despondency. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

OF writing many books there is no end; And I who have written much in prose and verse For others' uses, will write now for mine,- Will write my story for my better self, As when you paint your portrait for a friend, Who keeps it in a drawer and looks at it Long after he has ceased to love you, just To hold together what he was and is. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all. Elizabeth Barrett Browning



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