Philip Larkin Quotes

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Philip Larkin

Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork and drive the brute off?
Philip Larkin quote

Parting is a training streamer,
Lingering like leaves in autumn...
Philip Larkin quote

Far too many relied on the classic formula of a beginning, a muddle, and an end.
Philip Larkin quote

Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.
Philip Larkin quote

I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day.
Philip Larkin quote

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?
Philip Larkin quote

The chromatic scale is what you use to give the effect of drinking a quinine martini and having an enema simultaneously.
Philip Larkin quote

A beginning, a muddle, and an end [on the classic formula for a novel]
Philip Larkin quote


English poet, 1922-1985

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Poet, English
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