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Philip Larkin
(1922-1985) born on
Aug 09
English poet, author, librarian. He gave expression to a clipped, antiromantic sensibility prevalent in English verse; wrote "Jill," 1940 and "High Windows," 1974.
         
   
F
What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?

R
Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.
A
Far too many relied on the classic formula of a beginning, a muddle, and an end.
N
Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Days," st. 1.
R: Interview in "The Observer."
A: Referring to modern novels; "New Fiction," 15 Jan 1978.
N: In "The Harper Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1993.
K: In "Writers on Themselves;" by John Updike; in NY "Times," 17 Aug 1986.
   


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