Quotation by William Butler Yeats

The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.
William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish poet, playwright. Letter, late summer 1886. Collected Letters, vol. 1, ed. John Kelly (1986).

"I hate reasonable people," Yeats wrote, explaining his dislike for the novelist George Eliot, "the activity of their brains sucks up all the blood out of their hearts."
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