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Wilfred Owen Quotes and Sayings

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Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue
with enthusiasm after the War.
- Wilfred Owen

Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive
any number of hits on the nose.
- Wilfred Owen

All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want.
- Wilfred Owen

Be bullied, be outraged, by killed, but do not kill.
- Wilfred Owen

 

All a poet can do today is warn.
- Wilfred Owen

If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one,
anything else is unthinkable.
- Wilfred Owen

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

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A Poem does not grow by jerks.
As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue,
so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season.
- Wilfred Owen

Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom.
- Wilfred Owen

The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it.
The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean,
I kick your head.
- Wilfred Owen

She is elegant rather than belle.
- Wilfred Owen

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

I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest
life liveable was a Poet's.
- Wilfred Owen

When I begin to eliminate from the list all those professions
which are impossible from a financial point of view
and then those which I feel disinclined to-it leaves nothing.
- Wilfred Owen

I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry,
a chemical analysis, or a physical law.
- Wilfred Owen

All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me.
- Wilfred Owen

My subject is War, and the pity of War.
The Poetry is in the pity.
- Wilfred Owen

Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both.
- Wilfred Owen

Numbers of the old people cannot read.
Those who can seldom do.
- Wilfred Owen

I don't ask myself, is the life congenial to me? But,
am I fitted for, am I called to, the Ministry?
- Wilfred Owen

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

I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific
Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical
generality and vagueness.
- Wilfred Owen

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm.
Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
- Golda Meir

I ate a bug once.
It was flying around me.
I was trying to get it away.
It went right in my mouth.
It was so gross!
- Hilary Duff

I had that flying wheel tattooed on my forehead and on my butt.
- Ted Lindsay

It's only when you're flying above it that you realize
how incredible the Earth really is.
- Philippe Perrin

It pisses me off, people are idiots,
but what are you going to do? The world is full of idiots.
That's why we'll never have flying cars.
People don't know how to drive.
- Dustin Diamond

Of course, the wind sort of swept up and the music
was flying around in mid air and they were trying to play off it.
You had to be there.
It was quite funny.
- Roy Wood

Howard Hughes was this visionary who was obsessed with
speed and flying like a god...
I loved his idea of what filmmaking was.
- Martin Scorsese

Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.
- Lord Kelvin

I quit flying years ago.
I don't want to die with tourists.
- Billy Bob Thornton

Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours,
Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow.
- Lord Chesterfield

Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings.
They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously
been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop.
- Albert Ellis

We've got ballots flying around, being counted by hand,
arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody.
- David Axelrod

Cool things happen.
Ace's guitar flies through space, goes through a hole,
and blows up.
I throw drumsticks and they come flying at you.
- Peter Criss

We were flying on a winged vehicle that would do reentry
different than we had ever done before.
So all of those were firsts.
Test pilots truly love firsts.
- Robert Crippen

It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry.
The world should know by this time that one cannot
reach Parnassus except by flying thither.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

I think there's a little bit of sizzling here.
Honestly, I can feel it.
The ions are flying back and forth.
- Regis Philbin

I get to pretend I'm flying into space,
and hang out with my friends.
That's what I do for a living.
- Jeri Ryan

Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines.
It's the closest you can come to being a bird.
- Neil Armstrong

I could have gone on flying through space forever.
- Yuri Gagarin

I started in live television and I've done a lot of
live TV and that's really the thing that I love best.
I love flying by the seat of my pants.
- Florence Henderson

People who believe in flying saucers are the scrapings from the bottom.
- Nigel Kneale

I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative.
I think religion is a neurological disorder.
- Bill Maher

My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now.
He was certainly quite an inspiration.
- John L. Phillips

When the weight of the paper equals the weight of the airplane,
only then you can go flying.
- Donald Wills Douglas

They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments.
After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there.
But it didn't happen.
- Valentina Tereshkova

I am flying back to New York as I write this.
I will never forget these wonderful 35 days and I would
go back to Copenhagen in a heartbeat to work there again.
- Tony Visconti

I thought Erica Jong's Fear of Flying was one of the
biggest pieces of crap that I've ever read in my life.
- Helen Reddy

The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics.
No one can make head nor tail of them and they never
are seen twice in the same place.
- John G. Diefenbaker

The essential is to excite the spectators.
If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium,
you do it.
- Orson Welles

It's difficult to do that internally,
because you're flying five, six hours.
- Vince McMahon

Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life.
- Doug Coupland

It was all about flying round the world,
working hard, being on the cover of Vogue,
making money.
It wasn't fun.
It was exhausting, but I was young and convinced I knew best.
- Rachel Hunter

I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.
- Billy Bob Thornton

I just find it thrilling, especially when I totally
lock in to the person that I am doing and I'm really flying...
I suppose I am hiding myself when I sing as these other people.
- Jane Horrocks

The focus and the concentration and the attention to
detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation.
I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.
- Harrison Ford

Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out
as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.
- William Golding

All my life, I've never been able to get enough airplanes.
This will keep me flying every day.
- Hoot Gibson

But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit.
- Gerard Arpey

I saw the booster, not Sputnik, flying by,
and I said, maybe this is the way we should be going,
not just sitting back waiting for something to happen.
- Wally Schirra

I'm afraid of flying.
- Allison Janney

There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction,
but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.
- Umberto Eco

Life science research can be done on multiple platforms.
Since we have a very small number of people flying into space,
the more people you have, the better.
- Laurel Clark

Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God,
I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane.
I said, if I have a stroke on a plane,
I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane.
I want a real doctor.
- Anthony Edwards

I think getting drunk is the key to flying comfortably.
A couple of bloody marys or several glasses of champagne,
and suddenly it's like you're on a roller coaster.
- Amanda Peet

But hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance
seldom reached by the best of Guns.
- John James Audubon

You've got to keep things flying.
- Keith Emerson

I was nicknamed Skeeter in Little League because I was small and fast,
like a mosquito flying across the outfield.
- Skeet Ulrich


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