TOP 20 William Ernest Henley Quotes

TOP 20 William Ernest Henley Quotes.
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“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.”
— William Ernest Henley (00:00)

“It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”
— William Ernest Henley (00:07)

“Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.”
— William Ernest Henley (00:14)

“I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.”
— William Ernest Henley (00:21)

“Life – give me life until the end, That at the very top of being, The battle-spirit shouting in my blood, Out of the reddest hell of the fight I may be snatched and flung Into the everlasting lull, The immortal, incommunicable dream.”
— William Ernest Henley (00:28)

“Life – life – let there be life!”
— William Ernest Henley (00:35)

“So many are the deaths we die Before we can be dead indeed.”
— William Ernest Henley (00:42)

“Men may scoff, and men may pray, But they pay Every pleasure with a pain.”
— William Ernest Henley (00:49)

“Life is, I think, a blunder and a shame.”
— William Ernest Henley (00:56)

“This is the merit and distinction of art: to be more real than reality, to be not nature but nature’s essence.”
— William Ernest Henley (01:03)

“Now, to read poetry at all is to have an ideal anthology of one’s own, and in that possession to be incapable of content with the anthologies of all the world besides.”
— William Ernest Henley (01:10)

“Madam Life’s a piece in bloom Death goes dogging everywhere: she’s the tenant of the room, he’s the ruffian on the stair.”
— William Ernest Henley (01:17)

“Life is worth Living Through every grain of it, From the foundations To the last edge Of the cornerstone, death.”
— William Ernest Henley (01:24)

“Shakespeare and Rembrandt have in common the faculty of quickening speculation and compelling the minds of men to combat and discussion.”
— William Ernest Henley (01:31)

“Life – life – let there be life! Better a thousand times the roaring hours When wave and wind, Like the Arch-Murderer in flight From the Avenger at his heel, Storm through the desolate fastnesses And wild waste places of the world!”
— William Ernest Henley (01:38)

“And lo, the Hospital, gray, quiet, old, Where life and death like friendly chafferers meet.”
— William Ernest Henley (01:45)

“So be my passing! My task accomplished and the long day done, My wages taken, and in my heart Some late lark singing, Let me be gathered in the quiet west, The sundown splendid and serene, Death.”
— William Ernest Henley (01:52)

“Pointed criticism, if accurate, often gives the artist an inner sense of relief. The criticism that damages is that which disparages, dismisses, ridicules, or condemns.”
— William Ernest Henley (01:59)

“Who but knows How it goes! Life’s a last year’s Nightingale, Love’s a last year’s rose.”
— William Ernest Henley (02:06)

“Here is the ghost Of a summer that lived for us, Ere is a promise Of summer to be.”
— William Ernest Henley (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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