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    All things fall and are built again,
    And those that build them again are gay.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    May we two stand,
    When we are dead, beyond the setting suns,
    A little from other shades apart,
    With mingling hair, and play upon one lute.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    What’s left to sigh for,
    Strange night has come;
    God’s love has hidden him
    Out of all harm,
    Pleasure has made him
    Weak as a worm.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Spig Wead: I’ve been thinking what a heel I’ve been about you and about my own kids. I don’t know, when I do something, I go all the way. Living. Gambling. Flying. I tap myself out. I guess that’s the way I want it to be. Maybe even the way I am.
    Minne Wead: Star-spangled Spig. Damn the martinis, full speed ahead and don’t give up the ship.
    Frank Fenton, William Wister Haines, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Spig Wead (John Wayne)

    But is there any comfort to be found?
    Man is in love and loves what vanishes,
    What more is there to say?
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    And more I may not write of, for they that cleave
    The waters of sleep can make a chattering tongue
    Heavy like stone, their wisdom being half silence.
    How shall I name you, immortal, mild, proud shadows?
    I only know that all we know comes from you,
    And that you come from Eden on flying feet.

    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)