John Betjeman Quotes

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John Betjeman Quotes

Peoples backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.
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Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.

— John Betjeman

Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death!

— John Betjeman

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

— John Betjeman

Imprisoned in a cage of sound, even the trivial seems profound

— John Betjeman

Approval of what is approved of
Is as false as a well-kept vow.

— John Betjeman

On out deathbeds we're not going to regret all the work we didn't do. We're going to regret all the sex we didn't have!

— John Betjeman

Hymns are the poetry of the people.

— John Betjeman

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