Celia Thaxter Quotes (8 quotes)
“The summer day was spoiled with fitful storm;
At night the wind died and the soft rain dropped;
With lulling murmur, and the air was warm,
And all the tumult and the trouble stopped.”
The Nestling Swallows, in Drift-Weed (1878), p. 20.
“What though our eyes with tears be wet?
The sunrise never failed us yet. The blush of dawn may yet restore
Our light and hope and joy once more.
Sad soul, take comfort, nor forget
That sunrise never failed us yet!”
The Sunrise Never Failed Us Yet in Drift-Weed (1878), p. 64.
Already in Drift-Weed (1878), p. 103.
“Across the narrow beach we flit,
One little sand-piper and I;
And fast I gather, bit by bit.
The scattered driftwood, bleached and dry.”
The Sand-piper (1862).
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
Diary Of Anais Nin Volume 4 1944-1947: Vol. 4, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1972 - ISBN: 9780547564012
“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.”
Einstein and the Poet (1983)
As quoted in: Ebony, March 1985, p. 140
The Art of War, Ch. 3
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCelia Thaxter
Born: June 29, 1835
Died: August 25, 1894 (aged 59)
Bio: Celia Laighton Thaxter was an American writer of poetry and stories. She was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.