John Donne Quotes


The Good Morrow –,


“I wonder by my troth, what thou and I did, till we loved?”,

“Was but a dream of thee”,

“Which watch not one another out of fear”,

“Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die“”,



The Sun Rising –,


“Busy old fool, unruly sun”,

“I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink”,

“She is all states, and all princes, I, nothing else is”,

“This bed the centre is, those walls, they sphere”,



The Canonization –,

“For God’s sake hold your tongue and let me love you,”,

“Contemplate; what you will, approve, so you will let me love”,

“Call us what you will, we are made such by love;”,

“At our own cost die”,



Woman’s Constancy -,

“Now thou hast love me one whole day”,                                 

“Oaths made in reverential fear”,

“Bind but till sleep, death’s image, them unloose?”,

“Which I abstain to do, for by tomorrow, I may think so too”,



Break of Day –,

“Tis true, tis day. What though it be?”,

“Should in despite of light keep us together”,

“That I


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