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“I am the wind that wavers, / You are the certain land; / I am the shadow that passes / Over the sand.”
“Remember me as one who loved awhile / Life, and the splendid merriment I had ... / A runner laughing down the fleeting mile.”
“To accuse is so easy that it is infamous to do so where proof is impossible!”
“Nothing seems so tragic to one who is old as the death of one who is young, and this alone proves that life is a good thing.”
“Shutting one's eyes is an art, my dear. I suppose there's no use trying to make you see that — but that's the only way one can stay married.”
“The Greeks had a word for it.”
“So many things are lost / From even memory — / Forgetting is the cost / Of living cheerfully.”
“So much do I love wandering, / So much I love the sea and sky, / That it will be a piteous thing / In one small grave to lie!”
“Ah, the homesickness — / Not for a home which I have left, / But for the strange places! / The nostalgia — / not of memories / But of what has never been!”
Zoë Akins, U.S. playwright, poet, writer, screenwriter, Pulitzer winner
(1886 - 1958)
Full name: Zoë Byrd Akins Rumbold.