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 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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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on dawn, loneliness, and songs

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, And a gray mist on the sea's face and a gray dawn breaking.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: Sea Fever, 1902, st. 1

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on dreams, laughter, life, quiet, and sleep

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: Sea Fever, 1902, st. 3

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on happiness

The days that make us happy make us wise.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: Biography

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