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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
Get stewed:
Books are a load of crap.

R
You have to distinguish between things that seemed odd when they were new but are now quite familiar, such as Ibsen and Wagner, and things that seemed crazy when they were new and seem crazy now, like "Finnegans Wake," and Picasso.
A
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?
N
You can't put off being young until you retire.
K
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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Study of Reading Habits."
R: In "Writers at Work," ed. George Plimpton, 1986.
A: When asked if he thought about becoming poet laureate, recalled on his death 2 Dec 85
N: In "The Harper Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1993.
K: "The Old Fools," st 3; in "High Windows," 1974.
   


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