Philip Larkin Quotes

At thirty-one, when some are rich And others dead, I, being neither, have a job instead....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "At thirty-one, when some are rich."
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Here is unfenced existence: Facing the sun, untalkative, out of reach.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Here."
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Words as plain as hen-birds' wings Do not lie, Do not over-broider things Are too shy.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Modesties."
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And to live there, among strangers, Calls for teashop behaviours....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Strangers."
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... the present A time traditionally soured, A time unrecommended by event.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Triple Time."
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Another evening wasted! I begin Writing the envelope, and a bitter smoke Of self-contempt, of boredom too, ascends. What use is an endearment and a joke?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "At thirty-one, when some are rich."
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When I see a couple of kids And guess he's fucking her and she's Taking pills or wearing a diaphragm, I know this is paradise Everyone old has dreamed of all their lives....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "High Windows."
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Quarterly, is it, money reproaches me: "Why do you let me lie here wastefully? I am all you never had of goods and sex. You could get them still by writing a few cheques."
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Money."
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The eyes of strangers Are cold as snowdrops....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Strangers."
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An air lambent with adult enterprise ...
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Triple Time."
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