Conrad Aiken

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Conrad Potter Aiken (August 5, 1889 – August 17, 1973) was an American writer of poetry, short stories, novels, and a book about himself (autobiography).

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  • "All lovely things must have an ending
All lovely things must fade and die
And Youth, that's now so bravely spending
Must beg a penny by and by"[1]
  • "I love you, what star do you live on?"[2]

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  • "Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is desolate; all that was once so beautiful is dead."
  • "Separate we come, and separate we go, And this be it known, is all that we know."


  1. All Lovely Things
  2. Aiken, Conrad (1918). The Charnal Rose, Senlin: a Biography. Four Seas. 

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