Edna St. Vincent Millay (Quote)
"There is no God.
But it does not matter.
Man is enough.”
“A job, - something at which you must work for a few hours every day; An assurance that you will have at least one meal a day for at least the next week; an opportunity to visit all the countries of the world, to acquaint yourself with the customs and their culture; Freedom in religion, or freedom from all religions, as you prefer; an assurance that no door is closed to you, - that you may climb as high as you can build your ladder.”
—Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, born on Feb. 22, 1892 (D. 1950), "Conversation at Midnight." (Millay employed the term "God" fairly freely in her writings, evincing some type of vague deism, except for this extract.) Edna St. Vincent Millay, to poet and friend Arthur Ficke, when asked to write down the "five requisites for the happiness of the human race." The Poet and Her Book: A Biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Jean Gould (Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1969).
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