Philip Larkin Quotes


13 Philip Larkin quotes:



"Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name."
"They say eyes clear with age."
"Nothing, like something, happens anywhere."
"I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?"
"Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth."
"Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself."
"I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day."
"Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up."
"I can't understand these chaps who go round American universities explaining how they write poems: It's like going round explaining how you sleep with your wife."
Author: Larkin Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Poems Quotes
"Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it."
"You can't put off being young until you retire."
"Far too many relied on the classic formula of a beginning, a muddle, and an end"
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"I dream about that sometimes-and wake up screaming. With any luck they'll pass me over."
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