William Empson - Quotes

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My heart pumps yet the poison draught of you. ---->>>

Waiting for the end, boys, waiting for the end. ---->>>

It seems unpleasantly refined to put things off till someone knows. ---->>>

Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills. ---->>>

Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men. ---->>>

The heart of standing is you cannot fly. ---->>>

You don't want madhouse and the whole thing there. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 09-27, 1906
Birthplace: Yokefleet Hall, Yorkshire
Die: 04-15, 1984
Occupation: Poet

Sir William Empson (Chinese: 燕卜蓀, 27 September 1906 – 15 April 1984) was an English literary critic and poet, widely influential for his practice of closely reading literary works, a practice fundamental to New Criticism. His best-known work is his first, Seven Types of Ambiguity, published in 1930 (wikipedia)