Philip Larkin - Quotes

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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. ---->>>

In everyone there sleeps. A sense of life lived according to love. To some it means the difference they could make. By loving others, but across most it sweeps. As all they might have done had they been loved. That nothing cures. ---->>>

They say eyes clear with age. ---->>>

Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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? ---->>>

You can't put off being young until you retire. ---->>>

Nothing, like something, happens anywhere. ---->>>

Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Death is no different whined at than withstood. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 08-09, 1922
Birthplace: Radford, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Die: 12-02, 1985
Occupation: Poet

Philip Arthur Larkin CH CBE FRSL (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist and librarian. His first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by two novels, Jill (1946) and A Girl in Winter (1947), and he came to prominence in 1955 with the publication of his second collection of poems, The Less Deceived, followed by The Whitsun Weddings (1964) and High Windows (1974) (wikipedia)