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Wilfred Owen quotes: It seemed that out of battle I escaped Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped Through granites which titanic wars had groined. It seemed that out of battle I escaped Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped Through granites which titanic wars had groined.
Wilfred Owen quotes: So secretly, like wrongs hushed-up, they went. So secretly, like wrongs hushed-up, they went.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Numbers of the old people cannot read. Those who can seldom do. Numbers of the old people cannot read. Those who can seldom do.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Heart, you were never hotNor large, nor full like hearts made great with shot Heart, you were never hot
Nor large, nor full like hearts made great with shot
Wilfred Owen quotes: Red lips are not so red as the stained stones kissed by the English dead. Red lips are not so red as the stained stones kissed by the English dead.
Wilfred Owen quotes: I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law. I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law.
Wilfred Owen quotes: All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want. All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Sleep mothered them; and left the twilight sad. Sleep mothered them; and left the twilight sad.
Wilfred Owen quotes: All a poet can do today is warn. That is why the true Poets must be truthful. All a poet can do today is warn. That is why the true Poets must be truthful.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Was it for this the clay grew tall? O what made fatuous sunbeams toil To break earth's sleep at all? Was it for this the clay grew tall? O what made fatuous sunbeams toil To break earth's sleep at all?
Wilfred Owen quotes: Move him into the sun-gently its touch awoke him once, Move him into the sun-
gently its touch awoke him once,
Wilfred Owen quotes: All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me. All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Escape? There is one unwatched way: your eyes. O Beauty! Keep me good that secret gate. Escape? There is one unwatched way: your eyes. O Beauty! Keep me good that secret gate.
Wilfred Owen quotes: The old happiness is unreturning. Boy's griefs are not so grievous as youth's yearning. Boys have no sadness sadder than our hope. The old happiness is unreturning. Boy's griefs are not so grievous as youth's yearning. Boys have no sadness sadder than our hope.
Wilfred Owen quotes: All the poet can do today is warn. That is why true Poets must be truthful. All the poet can do today is warn. That is why true Poets must be truthful.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Do you know what would hold me together on a battlefield? The sense that I was perpetuating the language in which Keats and the rest of them wrote! Do you know what would hold me together on a battlefield? The sense that I was perpetuating the language in which Keats and the rest of them wrote!
Wilfred Owen quotes: Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose. Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.
Wilfred Owen quotes: I tried to peg out soldierly,no use!One dies of war like any old disease. I tried to peg out soldierly,
no use!
One dies of war like any old disease.
Wilfred Owen quotes: He's lost his colour very far from here,Poured it down shell-holes till the veins ran dry He's lost his colour very far from here,
Poured it down shell-holes till the veins ran dry
Wilfred Owen quotes: I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness. I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Through the dense din, I say, we heard him shout"I see your lights!" But ours had long died out. Through the dense din, I say, we heard him shout
"I see your lights!" But ours had long died out.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both. Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Be bullied, be outraged, by killed, but do not kill. Be bullied, be outraged, by killed, but do not kill.
Wilfred Owen quotes: For by my glee might many men have laughed,And of my weeping may something have been left,Which must die now. For by my glee might many men have laughed,
And of my weeping may something have been left,
Which must die now.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Walking abroad, one is the admiration of all little boys, and meets an approving glance from every eye of elderly. Walking abroad, one is the admiration of all little boys, and meets an approving glance from every eye of elderly.
Wilfred Owen quotes: All a poet can do today is warn. All a poet can do today is warn.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue with enthusiasm after the War. Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue with enthusiasm after the War.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Happy are men who yet before they are killedCan let their veins run cold. Happy are men who yet before they are killed
Can let their veins run cold.
Wilfred Owen quotes: And in his eyesThe cold stars lighting, very old and bleak,In different skies. And in his eyes
The cold stars lighting, very old and bleak,
In different skies.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Now beginFamines of thought and feeling. Now begin
Famines of thought and feeling.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Children are not meant to be studied, but enjoyed. Only by studying to be pleased do we understand them. Children are not meant to be studied, but enjoyed. Only by studying to be pleased do we understand them.
Wilfred Owen quotes: The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it. The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean, I kick your head. The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it. The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean, I kick your head.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland. Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Wading sloughs of flesh these helpless wander,Treading blood from lungs that had loved laughter. Wading sloughs of flesh these helpless wander,
Treading blood from lungs that had loved laughter.
Wilfred Owen quotes: I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest life liveable was a Poet's. I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest life liveable was a Poet's.
Wilfred Owen quotes: She is elegant rather than belle. She is elegant rather than belle.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom. Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom.
Wilfred Owen quotes: As bronze may be much beautified by lying in the dark damp soil, so men who fade in dust of warfare fade fairer, and sorrow blooms their soul. As bronze may be much beautified by lying in the dark damp soil, so men who fade in dust of warfare fade fairer, and sorrow blooms their soul.
Wilfred Owen quotes: I thought of all that worked dark pitsOf war, and diedDigging the rock where Death reputesPeace lies indeed. I thought of all that worked dark pits
Of war, and died
Digging the rock where Death reputes
Peace lies indeed.
Wilfred Owen quotes: These men are worth your tears. You are not worth their merriment. These men are worth your tears. You are not worth their merriment.
Wilfred Owen quotes: After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve. After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve.
Wilfred Owen quotes: My soul's a little grief, grappling your chest,To climb your throat on sobs; easily chasedOn other sighs and wiped by fresher winds. My soul's a little grief, grappling your chest,
To climb your throat on sobs; easily chased
On other sighs and wiped by fresher winds.
Wilfred Owen quotes: If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one, anything else is unthinkable. If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one, anything else is unthinkable.
Wilfred Owen quotes: There breasts were stuck all white with wreath and sprayAs men's are, dead. There breasts were stuck all white with wreath and spray
As men's are, dead.
Wilfred Owen quotes: The war effects me less than it ought. I can do no service to anybody by agitating for news or making dole over the slaughter. The war effects me less than it ought. I can do no service to anybody by agitating for news or making dole over the slaughter.
Wilfred Owen quotes: No-man's land under snow is like the face of the moon: chaotic, crater ridden, uninhabitable, awful, the abode of madness. No-man's land under snow is like the face of the moon: chaotic, crater ridden, uninhabitable, awful, the abode of madness.
Wilfred Owen quotes: And by his smile, I knew that sullen hall, By his dead smile I knew we stood in Hell. And by his smile, I knew that sullen hall, By his dead smile I knew we stood in Hell.
Wilfred Owen quotes: Dead men may envy living mites in cheese,Or good germs even. Microbes have their joys,And subdivide, and never come to death. Dead men may envy living mites in cheese,
Or good germs even. Microbes have their joys,
And subdivide, and never come to death.
Wilfred Owen quotes: And some cease feelingEven themselves or for themselves.Dullness best solvesThe tease and doubt of shelling And some cease feeling
Even themselves or for themselves.
Dullness best solves
The tease and doubt of shelling
Wilfred Owen quotes: Be bullied, be outraged, be killed, but do not kill. Be bullied, be outraged, be killed, but do not kill.
Wilfred Owen quotes: My subject is war, and the pity of war. My subject is war, and the pity of war.