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A collection of quotes by Rupert Brooke on poetry, sonnets, was, love, withdrawal, friends, memories, books, tea, death, soldier and life.

13 Profound Quotes & Sayings By Rupert Brooke

Quick Facts

Famous As: Poet

Born On: August 3, 1887

Died On: April 23, 1915

Born In: Rugby

Died At Age: 27

Rupert Brooke was a renowned English poet known to be a great blend of charm and literary intellect. He was an all-rounder since childhood, as he was skilled at academics as well as sports and  won a scholarship to complete his graduation. During his college days, he became a prominent figure in the higher English intellectual circles and befriended some great writers like Virginia Woolf. After completing his graduation he traveled for a few years during which he wrote many poems which were collectively published in his first book titled ‘Poems’. He opposed Victorianism and tried promoting realism through his poems, which helped him become a member of the Dymock Poets. This membership helped him befriend some other great poets who collaborated with him to publish a poetry collection titled ‘Georgian Poetry, 1911-1912’. He further went on to write a few articles which were inspired by his trips. This brought him great fame but he decided to serve the country during the First World War. He joined the Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant and traveled to various places but could never face action. During these travels, he wrote his most notable book called ‘1914 & Other Poems’ where he recorded his views about war and its after-effects. He, unfortunately, died due to a mosquito bite at a young age of 27 but was honored with a fellowship from King’s College. We have collected some wonderful quotes of Rupert Brooke from his poems and writings. We bring to you a compilation of quotations and thoughts by the celebrated poet. Presenting notable quotes and sayings by Rupert Brooke.
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A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out all the years.

Rupert Brooke

You gave me the key of your heart, my love; Then why did you make me knock?

Rupert Brooke

Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?

Rupert Brooke

My night shall be remembered for a star That outshone all the suns of all men's days

Rupert Brooke

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke

All the day I held the memory of you, and wove Its laughter with the dancing light o' the spray, And sowed the sky with tiny clouds of love...

Rupert Brooke

That night, how could I sleep? I lay and watched the lonely gloom; And watched the moonlight creep From wall to basin, round the room. All night I could not sleep.

Rupert Brooke

Love is a flame; - we have beaconed the world's night. A city: - and we have built it, these and I. An emperor: - we have taught the world to die.

Rupert Brooke

A kiss makes the heart young again a wipes out all the tears.

Rupert Brooke

...in that rich earth a richer dust concealed. (I'm flogging a dead horse w/ this one but this is the 1st time I've even seen this quotes feature! I just wanted to post something.)

Rupert Brooke

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

Rupert Brooke

Stands the clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?

Rupert Brooke