Quotes by Philip Larkin, 1922 - 1986
Born: 9 August 1922, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK
Died: 2 December 1985, Hull, Humberside, England, UK
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- Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth. permalink
- 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? permalink
- My mother, who hates thunderstorms,
Holds up each summer day and shakes
It out suspiciously, lest swarms
Of grape-dark clouds are lurking there.... permalink
- One of the sadder things, I think,
Is how our birthdays slowly sink:
Presents and parties disappear,
The cards grow fewer year by year,
Till, when one reaches sixty-five,
How many care we're still alive? permalink
- The only way to eliminate unemployment is to eliminate unemployment benefits. permalink
- They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you. permalink
Philip Larkin - "This Be The Verse," High Windows (1974)
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