John Masefield - Quotes

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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. ---->>>

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. ---->>>

There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.

There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.

Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain. ---->>>

Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult. ---->>>

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

In this life he laughs longest who laughs last. ---->>>

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

The luck will alter and the star will rise. ---->>>

It is too maddening. I've got to fly off, right now, to some devilish navy yard, three hours in a seasick steamer, and after being heartily sick, I'll have to speak three times, and then I'll be sick coming home. Still, who would not be sick for England? ---->>>

Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: June 1, 1878
Birthplace:
Die: 05-12, 1967
Occupation: Poet
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John Edward Masefield, OM (; 1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967) English poet and writer, was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930. Among his best known works are the children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and the poems "The Everlasting Mercy" and "Sea-Fever".(wikipedia)