23 Total Quotes

Laurie Lee Quotes

I don't know what idiocies drove me in those days, but they were naive, innocent idiocies in many ways.
Laurie Lee
#English Poet

I remember trying to impress her by writing an essay about the Rocky Mountains and the bears and it was the first bad review I ever had - shameful!
Laurie Lee
#English Poet #Mountains

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
Laurie Lee
#English Poet #Country

I was reminding them of their lives and I think that was why it was read so much, but this was quite unintentional and unpredictable.
Laurie Lee
#English Poet

With three kids, it seems like I'm always shelling out $5 here and $5 there,
Laurie Lee
#Kids

A Moment of War: A Memoir of the Spanish Civil War
Laurie Lee
#War

For anyone who knows Framingham, they're a big service provider.
Laurie Lee
#Service

But our waking life, and our growing years, were for the most part spent in the kitchen, and until we married, or ran away, it was the common room we shared.
Laurie Lee
#Life #English Poet

I wanted to communicate what I had seen, so that others could see it.
Laurie Lee
#English Poet #Communication

I expected to be shot at any moment and if they had done I would have understood, that they couldn't take risks with someone foolhardy or so unpredictable.
Laurie Lee
#English Poet

It was a world that I wanted to record because it was such a miracle visitation to me.
Laurie Lee
#English Poet

I have been sitting watching that ever since I came back, the continuous variations of light and shadow.
Laurie Lee
#English Poet

The house is still down the bank, still very unchanged, except that there are new people, nice people living there.
Laurie Lee
#Living

Well, he was trying to get home - aren't we all, really, in the end?
Laurie Lee
#Home

I was last among the long grass and I'd never seen long grass and never been on my own and out of sight of humans before.
Laurie Lee
#Grass

It was the end of a semi-feudal life and it was also the beginning of one's own life.
Laurie Lee
#Beginning

That last winter was a tragic story and I got no personal honour out of it but I was a witness to it.
Laurie Lee
#English Poet

We were living in the Slad Road when my father left us. I was about three.
Laurie Lee
#English Poet

Far-fetched with tales of other worlds and ways, My skin well-oiled with wines of the Levant, I set my face into a filial smile To greet the pale, domestic kiss of Kent. But shall I never learn? That gawky girl, Recalled so primly in my foreign thoughts, Becomes again the green-haired queen of love Whose wanton form dilates as it delights. Her rolling tidal landscape floods the eye And drowns Chianti in a dusky stream; he flower-flecked grasses swim with simple horses, The hedges choke with roses fat as cream. So do I breathe the hayblown airs of home, And watch the sea-green elms drip birds and shadows, And as the twilight nets the plunging sun My heart's keel slides to rest among the meadows.
Laurie Lee
#Home