John Betjeman - Quotes

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Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.

Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.

Now if the harvest is over, And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter, As I lose hold. ---->>>

People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors. ---->>>

I don't think I am any good. If I thought I was any good, I wouldn't be. ---->>>

Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine. ---->>>

Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it's the oil of life.

Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it's the oil of life.

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 08-28, 1906
Birthplace:
Die: 05-19, 1984
Occupation: Poet
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Sir John Betjeman, CBE (; 28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack". He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1972 until his death. He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture (wikipedia)