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Summary

Wilfred Owen was a famous Soldier from England, who lived between March 18, 1893 and November 4, 1918. He became only 25 years old.

Biography

He was an English poet and soldier during the First World War.

The shocking, realistic war his poems about the horrors of the trenches and gas fog during the First World War was heavily influenced by his friend Siegfried Sassoon, and stood in stark contrast to both the general impression of the war at the time, and to the patriotic diktenr to former war poets such as Rupert Brooke . Most of what he wrote was not published until after his death. One of the best known, his works are "A Dulce decorum Est", "Anthem for Doomed Youth," "Futility" and "Strange Meeting." Owen is perhaps as famous for having been killed in battle at the Sambre-Oise Canal just a week before the war ended, which led to the death his message and the message of peace reached his home town at the same time.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Wilfred.

Related authors: Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfred_Owen

Famous quotes by Wilfred Owen (22)


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"Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose"
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"All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me"
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"All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want"
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"All a poet can do today is warn"
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"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"
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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"
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"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"
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"The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it. The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean, I kick your head"
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"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"
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"Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom"
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"She is elegant rather than belle"
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"Numbers of the old people cannot read. Those who can seldom do"
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"Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both"
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"My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity"
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"If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one, anything else is unthinkable"
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"I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest life liveable was a Poet's"
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"I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law"
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"I don't ask myself, is the life congenial to me? But, am I fitted for, am I called to, the Ministry?"
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"I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness"
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"Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue with enthusiasm after the War"
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"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!"
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"Be bullied, be outraged, by killed, but do not kill"


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