Vachel Famous Quotes & Sayings

26 Vachel Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name.
Old Euclid drew a circle
On a sand-beach long ago.
He bounded and enclosed it
With angles thus and so.
His set of solemn greybeards
Nodded and argued much
Of arc and circumference,
Diameter and such.
A silent child stood by them
From morning until noon
Because they drew such charming
Round pictures of the moon.
Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Old Euclid drew a circleOn a sand-beach long ago.He bounded and enclosed itWith angles thus
Let not young souls be smothered out
Before they do quaint deeds
And fully flaunt their pride.
Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Let not young souls be smothered outBefore they do quaint deeds And fully flaunt their
The only thing that a man may do that is new, is to write himself on human hearts.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: The only thing that a man may do that is new, is to write himself
Oh, I have walked in Kansas Through many a harvest field, And piled the sheaves of glory there And down the wild rows reeled: Each sheaf a little yellow sun, A heap of hot-rayed gold; Each binder like Creation's hand To mold suns, as of old.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Oh, I have walked in Kansas Through many a harvest field, And piled the sheaves
They tried to get me-I got them first! (suicide note)Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: They tried to get me-I got them first! (suicide note)
Authors and uncaptured criminals are the only people free from routine.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Authors and uncaptured criminals are the only people free from routine.
Factory windows are always broken
Other windows are let alone.
No one throws through the chapel-window
The bitter, snarling, derisive stone.
Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Factory windows are always brokenOther windows are let alone.No one throws through the chapel-windowThe bitter,
We left you there, lonely,
Beauty your power,
Wisdom your watchman,
To hold the clay tower.
from 'The Tale of the Tiger Tree
Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: We left you there, lonely,Beauty your power,Wisdom your watchman,To hold the clay tower.from 'The Tale
They tried to get me - I got them first!Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: They tried to get me - I got them first!
It used to be that one poet in each generation performed poems in public. In the twenties, it was Vachel Lindsay, who sometimes dropped to his knees in the middle of a poem. Then Robert Frost took over, and made his living largely on the road.Donald Hall Vachel Sayings By Donald Hall: It used to be that one poet in each generation performed poems in public. In
I think on death as the apparent end of the illusions that encompass us. They all have a sudden and unexpected end, that challenges any faith we have pinned to their worth.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: I think on death as the apparent end of the illusions that encompass us. They
Except the Christ be born again tonight
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.
Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Except the Christ be born again tonightIn dreams of all men, saints and sons of
Life is a loom, weaving illusion.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Life is a loom, weaving illusion.
How can we help students to understand that the tragedy of life is not death; the tragedy is to die with commitments undefined and convictions undeclared and service unfulfilled?Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: How can we help students to understand that the tragedy of life is not death;
You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them.
I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can
Change the fabric of your own soul and your own visions, and you change all.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Change the fabric of your own soul and your own visions, and you change all.
Not that they starve; but starve so dreamlessly,
Not that they sow, but that they seldom reap,
Not that they serve, but have no gods to serve,
Not that they die, but that they die like sheep.
Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Not that they starve; but starve so dreamlessly,Not that they sow, but that they seldom
The crooning turns to a sunrise singing.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: The crooning turns to a sunrise singing.
This is the sin against the Holy Ghost: - To speak of bloody power as right divine, And call on God to guard each vile chief's house, And for such chiefs, turn men to wolves and swine.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: This is the sin against the Holy Ghost: - To speak of bloody power as
Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at
Nowadays when a poet with one privately printed book can have his next three years taken care of by a Guggenheim fellowship, a Kenyon Review fellowship, and the Prix de Rome, it is hard to remember what chances the poet took in that small-town world, how precariously hand-to-mouth his existence was. And yet in one way the old days were better; [Vachel] Lindsay after a while, by luck and skill, got far more readers than any poet could get today.Randall Jarrell Vachel Sayings By Randall Jarrell: Nowadays when a poet with one privately printed book can have his next three years
Mumbo-Jumbo will hoo-doo you, Mumbo-Jumbo will hoo-doo you. Mumbo ... Jumbo ... will ... hoo-doo ... you.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: Mumbo-Jumbo will hoo-doo you, Mumbo-Jumbo will hoo-doo you. Mumbo ... Jumbo ... will ... hoo-doo
My life is unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life is unkind, but I can vote for kindness.Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: My life is unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life is unkind, but
God lead us past the setting of the sun
To wizard islands, of august surprise;
God make our blunders wise.
Vachel Lindsay Vachel Sayings By Vachel Lindsay: God lead us past the setting of the sunTo wizard islands, of august surprise;God make