"I agree about ..." Quote of William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I agree about Shaw—he is haunted by the mystery he flouts. He is an atheist who trembles in the haunted corridor.

William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. Letter, July 1, 1921, to author George Russell. The Letters of W.B. Yeats, ed. Allan Wade (1954). Yeats expressed ambiguous views toward Shaw in his Autobiography (1938): "We all hated him with the left side of our heads, while admiring him immensely with the right side."