Philip Larkin

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Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin

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.More Philip Larkin [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Death is no different whined at than withstood.More Philip Larkin [07/30/2011 10:07:52]
Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for WordsworthMore Philip Larkin [07/30/2011 10:07:03]
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?More Philip Larkin [07/30/2011 10:07:19]
I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day.More Philip Larkin [07/30/2011 10:07:26]
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.More Philip Larkin [07/30/2011 10:07:32]
Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.More Philip Larkin [07/30/2011 10:07:39]
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.More Philip Larkin [07/30/2011 10:07:47]
Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.More Philip Larkin [07/30/2011 10:07:52]
You can't put off being young until you retire.More Philip Larkin [07/30/2011 10:07:06]
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?More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is a kind of grief. Is it that they are born again And we grow old? No, they die too. Their yearly trick of looking new Is written down in rings of grain. Yet still the unresting castles thresh In fullgrown thickness every May. Last year is dead, they seem to say, Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As a child, I thought I hated everybody, but when I grew up I realized it was just children I didn't like.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What are days for? Days are where we live. They come, they wake us Time and time over. Theyare to be happy in: Where can we live but days?More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Depression is to me as daffodils were to Wordsworth.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs:
Despite the artful tensions of the calendar,
The life insurance, the tabled fertility rites,
The costly aversion of the eyes from death-
Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As a guiding principle I believe that every poem must be its own sole freshly created universe, and therefore have no belief n 'tradition' or a common myth-kitty or casual allusions in poems to other poems or poets, which last I find unpleasantly like the talk of literary understrappers letting you see they know the right people.More Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Poetry should begin with emotion in the poet, and end with the same emotion in the reader. The poem is simply the instrument of transferanceMore Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Novels are about other people and poems are about yourselfMore Philip Larkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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