John Masefield

1878 - 1967

A Quote by John Edward Masefield on life

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Life is a long headache in a noisy street.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on common sense and poetry

Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on generosity and praise

Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on life

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In this life he laughs longest who laughs last.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: Sea Fever, 1902, st. 3

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on birds

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It's a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds' cries.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: The West Wind, 1902

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield

His face was filled with broken commandments.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on home and wine

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Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir, Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine, With a cargo of ivory, And apes and peacocks, Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: Cargoes, st. 1

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield

Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smokestack, Butting through the Channel in the mad March days, With a cargo of Tyne coal, Road rail, pig lead, Firewood, ironware, and cheap tin trays.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: Cargoes, st. 3

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on memory and nations

But he has gone, A nation's memory and veneration, Among the radiant, ever venturing on, Somewhere, with morning, as such spirits will.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: On the Finish of the Sailing Ship Race Lisbon to Manhattan, 1964

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on clarity

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I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: Sea Fever, 1902, st. 2

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