Philip Larkin

English poet, novelist and librarian

Lived from: 1922-1985

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Philip Larkin

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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.
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    Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.
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    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.
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    Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
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    Sexual intercourse began in 1963 (which was rather late for me). Between the end of the Chatterley ban and the Beatles first LP.
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    Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork and drive the brute off?
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