Philip Larkin Quotes

As a war in years of peace Or in war an armistice Or a father's death, just so Our parting was not visualized....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "As a war in years of peace."
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What loads my hands down?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Going."
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It is sanctionable and right Always to be ashamed of being sad.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Many famous feet have trod."
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You must thicken, work loose Into an old bag Carrying a soiled name.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Skin."
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Waxed-fleshed out-patients Still vague from accidents, And characters in long coats Deep in the litter-baskets All dodging the toad work By being stupid or weak.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Toads Revisited."
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... less and less of luck, and more and more Of failure spreading back up the arm Earlier and earlier ...
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "As Bad as a Mile."
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Things are tougher than we are, just As earth will always respond However we mess it about....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Going, Going."
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Many famous feet have trod Sublunary paths, and famous hands have weighed The strength they have against the strength they need; And famous lips interrogated God Concerning franchise in eternity....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Many famous feet have trod."
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Obedient daily dress, You cannot always keep That unfakable young surface.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Skin."
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No, give me my in-tray, My loaf-haired secretary, My shall-I-keep-the-call-in-Sir....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Toads Revisited."
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