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66Only two quotes by William Butler Yeats99

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet, dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, serving as its chief during its early years. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for what the Nobel Committee described as 'inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.' He was the first Irishman so honored. Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers whose greatest works were completed after being awarded the Nobel Prize; such works include The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1929).

66I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood: sex and the dead.99 [+]

66The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.99 [+]

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