PHILIP LARKIN QUOTES

Sure, here are 30 quotes by Philip Larkin:

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do.”

“What will survive of us is love.”

“Death is no different whined at than withstood.”

“Days are where we live.”

“Beginning, always starting again. Never-ending.”

“If I were called in to construct a religion, I should make use of water.”

“Sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty-three (which was rather late for me).”

“Life is first boredom, then fear.”

“I work all day, and get half-drunk at night. Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare.”

“Love, we must part now: do not let it be bitter.”

“A joyous shot at how things ought to be, long lasting, solar, wide.”

“Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf.”

“Sexual intercourse is bad news, absolutely.”

“Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.”

“Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.”

“Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.”

“New eyes each year find old books here, and new books, too, old eyes read them.”

“What will survive of us is love.”

“Happiness is equally the best reason that I know why love exists.”

“The books we think we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry; the books that we would like to read we are ashamed to buy.”

“But you will love, regardlessly, our love.”

“On shallow straw, in shadeless glass, hes’august suburbs arejuxtaposed / Against a place where sun has aqrutted”

“Life is a rollercoaster. Try making sense of that!”

“When I am sad and weary. When I think all hope has gone. When I walk along High Holborn, I think of you with nothing on.”

“Opening lines, like titles, are another problem.”

“Safe you may play anything, you can forget a play.”

“No, I can’t make you feel. I’ll make you feel.”

“Blind tenants of a crumbling house, who cannot see the draining board, pulp novels and the breadknife on the screen.”

“And life has some friends since it put her here?”

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do.”

Please note that some of these quotes contain strong language.