What is world?

Famous quotes containing the word world:

    They have gone about the world like wind,
    But little time had they to pray
    For whom the hangman’s rope was spun,
    And what, God help us, could they save?
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous, involving and utterly tedious, all at the same time. The world is full of women made to feel strange because what everyone assumes comes naturally is so difficult to do—never mind to do well.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    The world is too much with us; late and soon,
    Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)