Edna St. Vincent Millay — American Author born on February 22, 1892, died on October 19, 1950

Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. The poet Richard Wilbur asserted, "She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century.".. (wikipedia)

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - it gives a lovely light!
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
Beauty is whatever gives joy.
The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.