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Rupert Brooke Quotes





A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
 

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
[Love]
 

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
[Nature]
 

Canada is a live country - live, but not, like the States, kicking.
 

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
 

I have been so great a lover: filled my days So proudly with the splendour of Love's praise, The pain, the calm, and the astonishment, Desire illimitable, and silent content, And all dear names men use, to cheat despair, For the perplexed and viewless streams that bear Our hearts at random down the dark of life.
[Life]
 

I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation.
[Friendship]
 

If I should die, think only this of me, that there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England.
[England]
 

Spend in pure converse our eternal day; think each in each, immediately wise; learn all we lacked before; hear, know, and say what this tumultuous body now denies; and feel, who have laid our groping hands away; and see, no longer blinded by our eyes.
[Heaven]
 

The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets.
 

The red sweet wine of youth.
[Youth]
 

We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.