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The Fifty Most Quoted Lines of Poetry
50. The mind is its own place, and in itself/[Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n] 403,000 Milton 49. Full fathom five thy father lies 438,000 Shakespeare 48. If you can keep your head when all about you 447,000Kipling 47. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways 467,000Elizabeth Barrett Browning 46. If music be the food of love, play on 507,000 Shakespeare 45. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers 521,000Shakespeare 44. What is this life if, full of care,/We have no time to stand and stare 528,000 W.H. Davies 43. The moving finger writes; and, having writ,/Moves on571,000 Edward Fitzgerald 42. They also serve who only stand and wait 584,000 Milton 41. The quality of mercy is not strained 589,000 Shakespeare 40. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan 594,000 Coleridge 39. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears 615,000Shakespeare 38. Shall I compare thee to a summers day 638,000 Shakespeare 37. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness 641,000 Keats 36. A thing of beauty is a joy forever 649,000 Keats 35. Do not go gentle into that good night 665,000 Dylan Thomas 34. Busy old fool, unruly sun 675,000 John Donne 33. Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone 741,000 Auden 32. Human kind/Cannot bear very much reality 891,000 T.S. Eliot 31. O Romeo, Romeo; wherefore art thou Romeo 912,000Shakespeare 30. The lady doth protest too much, methinks 929,000Shakespeare 29. The old lie: Dulce et Decorum Est 990,000 Wilfred Owen 28. Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose 1,050,000 Gertrude Stein 27. When I am an old woman I shall wear purple 1,060,000Jenny Joseph 26. I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree. 1,080,000 Joyce Kilmer 25. Hope springs eternal in the human breast 1,080,000Alexander Pope 24. When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes 1,100,000Shakespeare 23. I grow old... I grow old.../I shall wear the bottoms of my trousersrolled 1,140,000 T.S. Eliot 22. 'The time has come', the Walrus said,/'To talk of many things'1,300,000 Lewis Carroll 21. A narrow fellow in the grass 1,310,000 Emily Dickinson 20. Beauty is truth, truth beauty; that is all 1,470,000 Keats 19. To be or not to be: that is the question 1,640,000 Shakespeare 18. In Flanders fields the poppies blow 1,640,000 John McCrae 17. The proper study of mankind is man 1,770,000 Alexander Pope 16. A little learning is a dangerous thing 1,860,000 Alexander Pope 15. But at my back I always hear 2,010,000 Marvell 14. Candy/Is dandy/But liquor/Is quicker 2,150,000 Ogden Nash 13. My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun 2,230,000Shakespeare 12. Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold 2,330,000W.B.Yeats 11. Because I could not stop for death/He kindly stopped for me 2,360,000 Emily Dickinson 10. Tis better to have loved and lost/Than never to have loved at all 2,400,000 Tennyson 9. Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair 3,080,000 Shelley 8. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield 3,140,000 Tennyson 7. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams 4,860,000 W.B. Yeats 6. Not with a bang but a whimper 5,280,000 T.S. Eliot 5. And miles to go before I sleep 5,350,000 Robert Frost 4. I wandered lonely as a cloud 8,000,000 Wordsworth 3. The child is father of the man 9,420,000 Wordsworth 2. I am the master of my fate 14,700,000 William Ernest Henley 1. To err is human; to forgive, divine 14,800,000 Alexander Pope
Today, we’re wishing the legendary children’s book author Lois Lowry a very happy 75th birthday! One of our all-time favorite authors of children’s literature, Lowry published her first kids book in 1977, and has since penned over 30 more. To celebrate Lowry’s birthday, we’ve put together a list of the all-time best authors of children’s literature written in English, from the contemporary to the classic, from the wildly magical to the wittily familiar. Here, we’re defining “children’s literature” as being novels aimed at the 9 to 13 set, a little bit young for YA proper, but well into the chapter book stage and getting ready for more meaty fare. After all, there’s no better way to prepare a child for a life of creativity and curiosity than to give them a bunch of great books during their formative years. Or at least we think so. Click through to read our list — and since we wanted to make this list three times over (but you’ve gotta stop somewhere), be sure to chime in with your own …
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