Kenneth Grahame

1859 - 1932

A Quote by Kenneth Grahame on bliss, cities, poetry, and travel

"Glorious, stirring sight!" murmured Toad. . . . "The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! Here today - in next week tomorrow! Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped- always somebody else's horizons! O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my!"

Kenneth Grahame (1859 - 1932)

Source: The Wing in the Willows, ch. 2

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A Quote by Kenneth Grahame on worth

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There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats . . . or with boats . . . . In or out of them it doesn't matter.

Kenneth Grahame (1859 - 1932)

Source: The Wing in the Willows, ch. 1

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A Quote by Kenneth Grahame on correction, facts, gifts, imagination, and people

As a rule, indeed, grown-up people are fairly correct on matters of fact; it is in the higher gift of imagination that they are so sadly to seek.

Kenneth Grahame (1859 - 1932)

Source: The Golden Age, 1895, The Finding of the Princess

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A Quote by Kenneth Grahame on speech

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Monkeys, who very sensibly refrain from speech, lest they should be set to earn their livings.

Kenneth Grahame (1859 - 1932)

Source: The Golden Age, 1895, “Lusisti Satis”

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