Philip Larkin Quotes

Down The long shadows where undriven the dawn Hunts light into nobility, arouse us noble.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Come then to prayers."
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For me the task's to learn the many times When I must stoop, and throw a shovelful....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "I see a girl dragged by the wrists."
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Only in books the flat and final happens, Only in dreams we meet and interlock....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Observation."
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Living in England has no such excuse: These are my customs and establishments....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "The Importance of Elsewhere."
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When first we faced, and touching showed How well we knew the early moves ...
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "When first we faced, and touching showed."
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Only our hearts go beating towards the east.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Come then to prayers."
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Now they express All that's content to wear a worn-out coat, All actions done in patient hopelessness, All that ignores the silences of death, Thinking no further than the hand can hold, All that grows old, Yet works on uselessly with shortened breath.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "I see a girl dragged by the wrists."
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Talent, felicity These things withdraw, And are succeeded by a dingier crop That come to stop....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "On Being Twenty-six."
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Lonely in Ireland, since it was not home, Strangeness made sense.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "The Importance of Elsewhere."
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But when did love not try to change The world back to itself no cost, No past, no people else at all Only what meeting made us feel, So new, and gentle-sharp, and strange?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "When first we faced, and touching showed."
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