John Donne (Writer)

#20326 John Donne

I wonder by my troth, what thou, and I Did, till we loved? were we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the seven sleepers' den? 'Twas so; but this all pleasures fancies be; If ever any beauty I did see, Which I desir'd, and got, 'twas but a dream of thee. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20327 John Donne

And now good morrow to our waking souls, Which watch not one another out of fear; For love, all love of other sights controls, And makes one little room, an everywhere. Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone, Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown, Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20328 John Donne

My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears, And true plain hearts do in the faces rest, Where can we find two better hemispheres Without sharp North, without declining West? What ever dies, was not mixed equally; If our two loves be one, or, thou and I Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20329 John Donne

Though Truth and Falsehood be Near twins, yet Truth a little elder is. .

John Donne Quotes about win
#20330 John Donne

Go and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me where all past years are, Or who cleft the Devil's foot, Teach me to hear mermaids singing, Or to keep off envy's stinging, And find What wind Serves to advance an honest mind. .

John Donne Quotes about mind
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And swear No where Lives a woman true and fair. If thou find'st one, let me know, Such a pilgrimage were sweet; Yet do not, I would not go, Though at next door we might meet, Though she were true, when you met her, And last, till you write your letter, Yet she Will be False, ere I come, to two, or three. .

John Donne Quotes about man
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I have done one braver thing Than all the Worthies did; And yet a braver thence doth spring, Which is to keep that hid. .

John Donne Quotes about brave
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But he who loveliness within Hath found, all outward loathes, For he who color loves, and skin, Loves but their oldest clothes. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20334 John Donne

And dare love that, and say so too, And forget the He and She. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20335 John Donne

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers' seasons run? .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20336 John Donne

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time. .

John Donne Quotes about time
#20337 John Donne

She is all states, and all princes, I, Nothing else is. .

John Donne
#20338 John Donne

For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20339 John Donne

The Phoenix riddle hath more wit By us, we two being one, are it. So to one neutral thing both sexes fit, We die and rise the same, and prove Mysterious by this love. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20340 John Donne

As well a well-wrought urn becomes The greatest ashes, as half-acre tombs. .

John Donne Quotes about great
#20341 John Donne

I am two fools, I know, For loving, and for saying so In whining poetry. .

John Donne Quotes about poetry
#20342 John Donne

Who are a little wise, the best fools be. .

John Donne Quotes about wise
#20343 John Donne

Sweetest love, I do not go, For weariness of thee, Nor in hope the world can show A fitter love for me; But since that I Must die at last, 'tis best, To use my self in jest Thus by feigned deaths to die. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20344 John Donne

Yesternight the sun went hence, And yet is here today. .

John Donne Quotes about night
#20345 John Donne

But think that we Are but turned aside to sleep. .

John Donne Quotes about sleep
#20346 John Donne

When I died last, and dear, I die As often as from thee I go. .

John Donne Quotes about die
#20347 John Donne

Oh do not die, for I shall hate All women so, when thou art gone. .

John Donne Quotes about women
#20348 John Donne

Twice and thrice had I loved thee, Before I knew thy face or name. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20349 John Donne

'Tis true, 'tis day; what though it be? O wilt thou therefore rise from me? Why should we rise, because 'tis light? Did we lie down, because 'twas night? Love which in spite of darkness brought us hither Should in despite of light keep us together. .

John Donne Quotes about light
#20350 John Donne

All Kings, and all their favorites, All glory of honors, beauties, wits The sun itself, which makes times, as they pass, Is elder by a year, now, than it was When thou and I first one another saw: All other things, to their destruction draw, Only our love hath no decay; This, no tomorrow hath, nor yesterday, Running, it never runs from us away, But truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20351 John Donne

Let us love nobly, and live, and add again Years and years unto years, till we attain To write threescore: this is the second of our reign. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20352 John Donne

Send home my long strayed eyes to me, Which (Oh) too long have dwelt on thee. .

John Donne Quotes about home
#20353 John Donne

The world's whole sap is sunk: The general balm th' hydroptic earth hath drunk, Whither, as to the bed's-feet, life is shrunk, Dead and interred; yet all these seem to laugh, Compared with me, who am their epitaph. .

John Donne Quotes about life
#20354 John Donne

For I am every dead thing, In whom love wrought new alchemy. For his art did express A quintessence even from nothingness, From dull privations, and lean emptiness He ruined me, and I am re-begot Of absence, darkness, death; things which are not. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20355 John Donne

Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20356 John Donne

Dull sublunary lovers' love (Whose soul is sense) cannot admit Absence, because it doth remove Those things which elemented it. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20357 John Donne

Our two souls therefore which are one, Though I must go, endure not yet A breach, but an expansion, Like gold to airy thinness beat. .

John Donne Quotes about soul
#20358 John Donne

If they be two, they are two so As stiff twin compasses are two, Thy soul the fixt foot, makes no show To move, but doth, if the other do. .

John Donne Quotes about soul
#20359 John Donne

Our eye-beams twisted, and did thread Our eyes, upon one double string; So to entergraft our hands, as yet Was all the means to make us one, And pictures in our eyes to get Was all our propagation. .

John Donne Quotes about eyes
#20360 John Donne

That subtle knot which makes us man: So must pure lovers' souls descend T' affections, and to faculties, Which sense may reach and apprehend, Else a great Prince in prison lies. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20361 John Donne

Love's mysteries in souls do grow, But yet the body is his book. .

John Donne Quotes about soul
#20362 John Donne

I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the god of love was born. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20363 John Donne

To rage, to lust, to write to, to commend, All is the purlieu of the god of love. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20364 John Donne

Who ever comes to shroud me, do not harm Nor question much That subtle wreth of hair, which crowns my arm; The mystery, the sign you must not touch, For 'tis my outward soul, Viceroy to that, which then to heaven being gone, Will leave this to control, And keep these limbs, her provinces, from dissolution. .

John Donne Quotes about war
#20365 John Donne

A bracelet of bright hair about the bone. .

John Donne Quotes about race
#20366 John Donne

Take heed of loving me. .

John Donne Quotes about loving
#20367 John Donne

So, so, break off this last lamenting kiss, Which sucks two souls, and vapors both away. .

John Donne Quotes about soul
#20368 John Donne

Ah cannot we As well as cocks and lions jocund be, After such pleasures? .

John Donne Quotes about pleasure
#20369 John Donne

Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; For, thus friends absent speak. .

John Donne Quotes about soul
#20370 John Donne

And new philosophy calls all in doubt, The element of fire is quite put out; The sun is lost, and the earth, and no man's wit, Can well direct him where to look for it. And freely men confess that this world's spent, When in the planets, and the firmament They seek so many new; then see that this Is crumbled out again to his atomies. 'Tis all in pieces, all coherence gone; All just supply, and all relation: Prince, subject, Father, Son, are things forgot. .

John Donne Quotes about philosophy
#20371 John Donne

We understood Her by her sight; her pure, and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, That one might almost say, her body thought. .

John Donne Quotes about thought
#20372 John Donne

Since I am coming to that holy room, Where, with thy choir of saints forevermore, I shall be made thy music; as I come I tune the instrument here at the door, And what I must do then, think here before. .

John Donne Quotes about music
#20373 John Donne

Whilst my physicians by their love are grown Cosmographers, and their map, who lie Flat on this bed. .

John Donne Quotes about love
#20374 John Donne

When my mouth shall be filled with dust, and the worm shall feed, and feed sweetly upon me, when the ambitious man shall have no satisfaction if the poorest alive tread upon him, nor the poorest receive any contentment in being made equal to princes, for they shall be equal but in dust. .

John Donne Quotes about men
#20375 John Donne

Absence, hear thou my protestation Against thy strength, Distance, and length; Do what thou canst for alteration .

John Donne Quotes about strength

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