John Betjeman image
star nullstar nullstar nullstar nullstar null

Born in August 28, 1906 / Died in May 19, 1984 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by John Betjeman

Now if the harvest is over, And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter, As I lose hold.
Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.
Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine.
I don't think I am any good. If I thought I was any good, I wouldn't be.
People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.
Keep our Empire undismembered guide our Forces by Thy Hand, gallant blacks from far Jamaica, Honduras and Togoland; protect them Lord in all their fights, and even more, protect the whites.
I have a Vision of the Future, chum. The workers flats in fields of soya beans tower up like silver pencils, score on score.