Maud Gonne to William Butler Yeats

[Remark to William Butler Yeats]

“Poets should never marry. The world should thank me for not marrying you.”

Quoted in Margaret Ward, Maud Gonne: A Life (1990)

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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