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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.
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?

Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.
Far too many relied on the classic formula of a beginning, a muddle, and an end.
Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.
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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