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100 Larkin Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Larkin Sayings By Leon Uris: Look at me, man, look at me and tell me I don't know what I'm Look at me, man, look at me and tell me I don't know what I'm about. I'm Conor Larkin. I'm an Irishman and I've had enough. — Leon Uris
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Larkin Sayings By Larkin Grimm: I was a sound engineer, and all of these gurus and shamans would come, and I was a sound engineer, and all of these gurus and shamans would come, and I would record the workshops they were teaching. And I took part in a shamanic journeying workshop, and this woman leading the workshop had brought Ayahuasca, which is a Peruvian hallucinogen and contains DMT. — Larkin Grimm
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Larkin Sayings By Shane Larkin: I was a hyper kid, so I didn't want to play baseball and wait for I was a hyper kid, so I didn't want to play baseball and wait for the ball to come to me. I wanted to play a sport where I could go get the ball. — Shane Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: ...the breath that sharpens life is life itself... ...the breath that sharpens life is life itself... — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Often one spends weeks trying to write a poem out of the conscious mind that Often one spends weeks trying to write a poem out of the conscious mind that never comes to anything - these are sort of 'ideal' poems that one feels ought to be written, but don't because (I fancy) they lack the vital spark of self-interest. A 'real' poem is a pleasure to write. — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Robert Crais: Pike glanced at Cole and Cole shrugged. "I have everything I need from here to Pike glanced at Cole and Cole shrugged. "I have everything I need from here to go forward. I can take her back." Larkin squinted at Cole, still tense with irritation. "Was there something here I missed?" Pike said, "He's taking you back to the house. He'll stay with you until I get back." Pike started back to the Lexus, but the girl followed him. — Robert Crais
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: When I throw back my head and howlPeople (women mostly) sayBut you've always done what When I throw back my head and howl
People (women mostly) say
But you've always done what you want,
You always get your way
- A perfectly vile and foul
Inversion of all that's been.
What the old ratbags mean
Is I've never done what I don't.

So the shit in the shuttered chateau
Who does his five hundred words
Then parts out the rest of the day
Between bathing and booze and birds
Is far off as ever, but so
Is that spectacled schoolteaching sod
(Six kids, and the wife in pod,
And her parents coming to stay)...

Life is an immobile, locked,
Three-handed struggle between
Your wants, the world's for you, and (worse)
The unbeatable slow machine
That brings what you'll get. Blocked,
They strain round a hollow stasis
Of havings-to, fear, faces.
Days sift down it constantly. Years.

--The Life with the Hole in It — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: I'm terrified of the thought of time passing (or whatever is meant by that phrase) I'm terrified of the thought of time passing (or whatever is meant by that phrase) whether I 'do' anything or not. In a way I may believe, deep down, that doing nothing acts as a brake on 'time's - it doesn't of course. It merely adds the torment of having done nothing, when the time comes when it really doesn't matter if you've done anything or not. — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Larkin Grimm: I just know of so many musicians who burn out because they go on tour I just know of so many musicians who burn out because they go on tour and they have to play their one-hit song over and over and over and over again. And they are not moved by their own song. And then when you go and see them perform there's something off. — Larkin Grimm
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Larkin Sayings By Barry Larkin: I remember playing on pretty much an all-minority youth team and going to some of I remember playing on pretty much an all-minority youth team and going to some of the tournaments north of Cincinnati and not being able to stay with host families where all the other teams were staying with host families. — Barry Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Sex means nothingjust the moment of ecstasy, that flares and dies in minutes. Sex means nothing
just the moment of ecstasy, that flares and dies in minutes. — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Barry Larkin: I love boxing. I like to see the strategizing. Watching the warriors go to work. I love boxing. I like to see the strategizing. Watching the warriors go to work. I like that struggle, going out there and fighting. — Barry Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: My mother, who hates thunderstorms,Holds up each summer day and shakesIt out suspiciously, lest swarmsOf My mother, who hates thunderstorms,
Holds up each summer day and shakes
It out suspiciously, lest swarms
Of grape-dark clouds are lurking there ... — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Michael McDowell: I sort of wish that was what happened though, Ginny, because that would mean the I sort of wish that was what happened though, Ginny, because that would mean the girl is all right. Fourteen-year-old girls have run off before."

Ginny eyed the sheriff severely. "Not fourteen-year-old girls who had grandmas like Evelyn Larkin. — Michael McDowell
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: It is fatal to decide, intellectually, what good poetry is because you are then in It is fatal to decide, intellectually, what good poetry is because you are then in honour bound to try to write it, instead of the poems that only you can write. — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Uncontradicting solitudeSupports me on its giant palm;And like a sea-anemoneOr simple snail, there cautiouslyUnfolds, emerges, Uncontradicting solitude
Supports me on its giant palm;
And like a sea-anemone
Or simple snail, there cautiously
Unfolds, emerges, what I am. — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Much better stay in company!To love you must have someone else,Giving requires a legatee,Good neighbours Much better stay in company!
To love you must have someone else,
Giving requires a legatee,
Good neighbours need whole parishfuls
Of folk to do it on - in short,
Our virtues are all social; if,
Deprived of solitude, you chafe,
It's clear you're not the virtuous sort. — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Since the majority of me Rejects the majority of you, Debating ends forthwith, and we Since the majority of me Rejects the majority of you, Debating ends forthwith, and we Divide.' Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: You know, I know I should be just as panicky as you about the filthy You know, I know I should be just as panicky as you about the filthy work - one wants to do nothing in the evenings, certainly not spread rotten books around & dredge for a 'line'. It must be like still being a student, with an essay to do after a week's drinking, only you haven't had the drinking. Quite clearly, to me, you aren't a voluntary worker, from the will: you do it by intuitive flashes, more like an act of creation, & when the flashes don't come, as of course they don't, especially when the excess energy of undergraduate days is gone, then it is a hideous unnatural effort. — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Rather than words comes the thought of high windows:The sun-comprehending glass,And beyond it, the deep Rather than words comes the thought of high windows:
The sun-comprehending glass,
And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows
Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless. — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Strange to know nothing, never to be sureOf what is true or right or real,But Strange to know nothing, never to be sure
Of what is true or right or real,
But forced to qualify or so I feel,
Or Well, it does seem so:
Someone must know.
Strange to be ignorant of the way things work:
Their skill at finding what they need,
Their sense of shape, and punctual spread of seed,
And willingness to change;
Yes, it is strange,
Even to wear such knowledge
for our flesh
Surrounds us with its own decisions
and yet spend all our life on imprecisions,
That when we start to die
Have no idea why. — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Larkin Grimm: I think everybody is psychic. I think it's one of the things in our subconscious I think everybody is psychic. I think it's one of the things in our subconscious that, for some reason, we've convinced ourselves that it's not real or possible, and luckily, we're getting closer and closer, I think we're using technology to give us these psychic powers that we already had. It's sort of like the idea that you can't dream up something unless it already exists. — Larkin Grimm
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I foundA hedgehog jammed up against the blades,Killed. It had The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found
A hedgehog jammed up against the blades,
Killed. It had been in the long grass.
I had seen it before, and even fed it, once.
Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world
Unmendably. Burial was no help:
Next morning I got up and it did not.
The first day after a death, the new absence
Is always the same; we should be careful
Of each other, we should be kind
While there is still time. — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: When I see a couple of kidsAnd guess he's fucking her and she'sTaking pills or 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
Bonds and gestures pushed to one side
Like an outdated combine harvester,
And everyone young going down the long slide — Philip Larkin
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Larkin Sayings By Barry Larkin: I'm glad that I just played baseball, because I'm sure I had a much longer I'm glad that I just played baseball, because I'm sure I had a much longer baseball career than I would've had a football career. I did miss football, but I didn't miss some of the injuries from football. — Barry Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Larkin Grimm: Before I had a kid, I was off in some kind of cosmic state all Before I had a kid, I was off in some kind of cosmic state all of the time, and thinking about the world beyond, thinking about intellectual stuff. And then, after I had a kid, just the whole process of giving birth is just so earthy and grounding and insane and it's all just an intense physical ordeal. — Larkin Grimm
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: I like spaghetti because you don't have to take your eyes off the book to I like spaghetti because you don't have to take your eyes off the book to pick about among it, it's all the same. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: If you tell a novelist, 'Life's not like that', he has to do something about If you tell a novelist, 'Life's not like that', he has to do something about it. The poet simply replies, 'No, but I am.' — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Joan Larkin: There's always some reason not to be writing and I regret the times I give There's always some reason not to be writing and I regret the times I give in to that, because then writing feels strange - I feel like I have to reinvent the wheel. There are poets who don't have to do that. — Joan Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Nate Larkin: That's the biggest problem with personas. A false self can never rest. It looks like That's the biggest problem with personas. A false self can never rest. It looks like a real person, but a persona is actually just a hologram, a projected image, and it requires constant energy to keep that image up. A persona is afraid to go to sleep, because to sleep is to die. — Nate Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Joan Larkin: Poetry is a tree with very deep roots and while there may be excitement about Poetry is a tree with very deep roots and while there may be excitement about this or that new little branch, you're not going to make anything original by just doing whatever's being rewarded at the moment. — Joan Larkin
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England. We No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England. We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Joan Larkin: I'm trying to stay open to the idea that the Internet is not the evil I'm trying to stay open to the idea that the Internet is not the evil foe of publishing but the handmaiden that will turn out to be a blessing for poets and writers. — Joan Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Living toys are something novel,But it soon wears off somehow. Living toys are something novel,
But it soon wears off somehow. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Barry Larkin: What people don't realize is that professionals are sensational because of the fundamentals. What people don't realize is that professionals are sensational because of the fundamentals. — Barry Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: What do they think has happened, the old fools,To make them like this? Do they What do they think has happened, the old fools,
To make them like this? Do they somehow suppose
It's more grown-up when your mouth hangs open and drools,
And you keep on pissing yourself, and can't remember
Who called this morning? Or that, if they only chose,
They could alter things back to when they danced all night,
Or went to their wedding, or sloped arms some September?
Or do they fancy there's really been no change,
And they've always behaved as if they were crippled or tight,
Or sat through days of thin continuous dreaming
Watching the light move? If they don't (and they can't), it's strange;
Why aren't they screaming? — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: For years and years I have done the work I was born for. For years and years I have done the work I was born for. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my 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? Six days of the week it soils With its sickening poison
Just for paying a few bills! That's out of proportion. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Joan Larkin: I worked in an art gallery for a few years, doing administrative assistance stuff, and I worked in an art gallery for a few years, doing administrative assistance stuff, and it exposed me to what the whole world of art dealers and the art market was about. — Joan Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Geri Larkin: I've learned that by returning my calls between 11:00 a.m. and noon and 4:00 and I've learned that by returning my calls between 11:00 a.m. and noon and 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. I can keep them short and to the point because people are either hungry and starting to think about lunch or they are trying to gear down at the end of the day. — Geri Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Billy Collins: I started moving away from poets like Wallace Stevens and Hart Crane and started reading I started moving away from poets like Wallace Stevens and Hart Crane and started reading poets like, again, Karl Shapiro, Howard Nemerov, Philip Larkin, and the British poets who were imported through that important anthology put together by Alvarez - and those would include Thom Gunn and Ted Hughes. And I think these poets gave me assurance that there were other ways to write besides the rather involuted style of high modernism whose high priests were Pound, Eliot and Stevens, and Crane perhaps. — Billy Collins
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Things are tougher than we are, justAs earth will always respondHowever we mess it about Things are tougher than we are, just
As earth will always respond
However we mess it about ... — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: Therefore it is essential that some means should be sought whereby the work of the Therefore it is essential that some means should be sought whereby the work of the nation may be carried on without constant yet at present necessary dislocation. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: But O, Photography! as no art is, Faithful and disappointing! But O, Photography! as no art is,
Faithful and disappointing! — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut off from humanity as the surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: Stop at home. Arm for Ireland. Fight for Ireland and no other land. Stop at home. Arm for Ireland. Fight for Ireland and no other land. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Parents fuck you up. They don't mean to but they do. Parents fuck you up. They don't mean to but they do. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: The souls you have got cast upon the screen of publicity appear like the horrid The souls you have got cast upon the screen of publicity appear like the horrid and writhing creatures enlarged from the insect world, and revealed to us by the cinematograph. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: You have to distinguish between things that seemed odd when they were new but are You have to distinguish between things that seemed odd when they were new but are now quite familiar, such as Ibsen and Wagner, and things that seemed crazy when they were new and seem crazy now, like 'Finnegans Wake' and Picasso. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: The way the moon dashes through clouds that blowLoosely as cannon-smoke ... Is a reminder The way the moon dashes through clouds that blow
Loosely as cannon-smoke ...
Is a reminder of the strength and pain
Of being young; that it can't come again,
But is for others undiminished somewhere. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: I am awakened each dawnIncreasingly to fear ... I am awakened each dawn
Increasingly to fear ... — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: As a guiding principle I believe that every poem must be its own sole freshly As a guiding principle I believe that every poem must be its own sole freshly created universe, and therefore have no belief n 'tradition' or a common myth-kitty or casual allusions in poems to other poems or poets, which last I find unpleasantly like the talk of literary understrappers letting you see they know the right people. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: JoyIs for the simple or the great to feel,Neither of which we are. Joy
Is for the simple or the great to feel,
Neither of which we are. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Joan Larkin: I love that people want to know about poetry. It's one of the ways of I love that people want to know about poetry. It's one of the ways of keeping alive. — Joan Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Poetry is an affair of sanity, of seeing things as they are. Poetry is an affair of sanity, of seeing things as they are. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Long Sight In AgeThey say eyes clear with age, As dew clarifies air To sharpen Long Sight In Age
They say eyes clear with age,
As dew clarifies air
To sharpen evenings,
As if time put an edge
Round the last shape of things
To show them there;
The many-levelled trees,
The long soft tides of grass
Wrinkling away the gold
Wind-ridden waves- all these,
They say, come back to focus
As we grow old. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Larkin Grimm: Ayahuasca is a brew that's made from the vine, which is the hallucinogenic element. And Ayahuasca is a brew that's made from the vine, which is the hallucinogenic element. And then there's also this leaf from a bush. And the vine is supposed to be the masculine and the bush is supposed to be the feminine, and this female shaman did a tea drinking ceremony with us, where we drank Wyoosa. And the intention was to go and find pieces of your soul that were missing and bring them back to your body so you could live more fully with yourself and it's called soul retrieval. — Larkin Grimm
Larkin Sayings By Joan Larkin: People want poetry and need it - we need what's not honored by the corporate People want poetry and need it - we need what's not honored by the corporate mentality that has taken over. It gives people a language for responding to the violence, the shallowness, the near-nothings, the toys we're all supposed to want. It's a way for people to be able to connect with themselves. — Joan Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Alison Larkin: So, if there are any couples here this evening having a secret extramarital affair, I So, if there are any couples here this evening having a secret extramarital affair, I encourage you to breed. — Alison Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: I wonder love can have already setIn dreams, when we've not metMore times than I I wonder love can have already set
In dreams, when we've not met
More times than I can number on one hand. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: MaturityA stationary sense ... as, I suppose,I shall have, till my single body growsInaccurate, tired;Then Maturity
A stationary sense ... as, I suppose,
I shall have, till my single body grows
Inaccurate, tired;
Then I shall start to feel the backward pull
Take over, sickening and masterful
Some say, desired.
And this must be the prime of life ... I blink,
As if at pain; for it is pain, to think
This pantomime
Of compensating act and counter-act,
Defeat and counterfeit, makes up, in fact,
My ablest time. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs: Despite the artful tensions of the calendar, The Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs:
Despite the artful tensions of the calendar,
The life insurance, the tabled fertility rites,
The costly aversion of the eyes from death-
Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Here is unfenced existence Here is unfenced existence — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: There is bad in all good authors There is bad in all good authors — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Men whose first coronary is coming like Christmas; who drift, loaded helplessly with commitments and Men whose first coronary is coming like Christmas; who drift, loaded helplessly with commitments and obligations and necessary observances, into the darkening avenues of age and incapacity, deserted by everything that once made life sweet. These I have tried to remind of the excitement of jazz and tell where it may still be found. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: SEX is designed for people who like overcoming obstacles. SEX is designed for people who like overcoming obstacles. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Joan Larkin: People need what they think of as a poem to be read at their bar People need what they think of as a poem to be read at their bar mitzvah, their wedding, a funeral, whatever. And people are looking for hope and inspiration. I understand that. — Joan Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Loneliness clarifies. Here silence standsLike heat. Here leaves unnoticed thicken, Hidden weeds flower, neglected waters Loneliness clarifies. Here silence stands
Like heat. Here leaves unnoticed thicken,
Hidden weeds flower, neglected waters quicken,
Luminously-peopled air ascends;
And past the poppies bluish neutral distance
Ends the land suddenly beyond a beach
Of shapes and shingle. Here is unfenced existence:
Facing the sun, untalkative, out of reach. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: Russia is the only place where men and women can be free. Russia is the only place where men and women can be free. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: I think we got much better poetry when it was all regarded as sinful or I think we got much better poetry when it was all regarded as sinful or subversive, and you had to hide it under the cushion when somebody came in. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Ian McEwan: Once, on a walk by a river- Eskdale in low reddish sunlight, with a dusting Once, on a walk by a river- Eskdale in low reddish sunlight, with a dusting of snow- his daughter quoted to him an opening verse by her favourite poet. Apparently, not many young women loved Phillip Larkin the way she did. 'If I were to construct a religion/ I should make use of water.' She said she liked the laconic use of 'called in'- as if he would be, as if anyone ever is. They stopped to drink coffee from a flask, and Perowne, tracing a line of lichen with a finger, said that if he ever got the call, he'd make us of evolution. What better creation myth? An unimaginable sweep of time, numberless generations spawning by infinitesimal steps complex living beauty out of inert matter, driven on by the blind furies of random mutation, natural selection and environmental change, with the tragedy of forms continually dying, and lately the wonder of minds emerging and with them morality, love, art, cities- and the unprecedented bonus of this story happening to be demonstrably true. — Ian McEwan
Larkin Sayings By Amy McNamara: Larkin gets it, got it, the lies we live just to tread through time. Larkin gets it, got it, the lies we live just to tread through time. — Amy McNamara
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: The fate of you, the aristocracy of industry, will be as the fate of the The fate of you, the aristocracy of industry, will be as the fate of the aristocracy of land if you do not show that you have some humanity still among you. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: He [Llewelyn Powys] has always in mind the great touchstone Death & consequently life is He [Llewelyn Powys] has always in mind the great touchstone Death & consequently life is always judged as how far it fits us, or compensates us, for ultimately dying. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Larkin Grimm: Why even live? If that's your goal, if you're just clamoring your way to the Why even live? If that's your goal, if you're just clamoring your way to the top, I mean, why even have a life? Somebody was telling me the other day about the lives of investment bankers who work ninety hours a week and how it affects their patterns of consumption. — Larkin Grimm
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Parting is a training streamer,Lingering like leaves in autumn ... Parting is a training streamer,Lingering like leaves in autumn ... — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Home is so sad. It stays as it was left, / Shaped to the comfort Home is so sad. It stays as it was left, / Shaped to the comfort of the last to go / As if to win them back — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Jillian Larkin: What's the point of living if it's going to be easy? What's the point of living if it's going to be easy? — Jillian Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Alison Larkin: Longevity-and sanity. Eccentric old ladies on Harleys I can deal with. Longevity-and sanity. Eccentric old ladies on Harleys I can deal with. — Alison Larkin
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: Comrades - We are living in momentous times. Comrades - We are living in momentous times. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By James Larkin: The question of religion was a matter for each individual's conscience, and in a great The question of religion was a matter for each individual's conscience, and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth or residence in a certain geographical area. — James Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: How little our careers express what lies in us, and yet how much time they How little our careers express what lies in us, and yet how much time they take up. It's sad, really. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth. Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Robert Morgan: The best books of our times have included the three mature volumes of Philip Larkin. The best books of our times have included the three mature volumes of Philip Larkin. They're very short books of poems, and very carefully arranged. — Robert Morgan
Larkin Sayings By Lawrence Durrell: It's unthinkable not to love -you'd have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you'd have to It's unthinkable not to love -you'd have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you'd have to be Philip Larkin. — Lawrence Durrell
Larkin Sayings By Joan Larkin: There are some books in which every poem is a facet of the same thing. There are some books in which every poem is a facet of the same thing. So the book is like a piece of music. And there are books of poems that I love so much that I carry them around with me. — Joan Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: I feel the only thing you can do about life is to preserve it, by I feel the only thing you can do about life is to preserve it, by art if you're an artist, by children if you're not. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Alan Bennett: Deluded liberal that I am, I persist in thinking that those with a streak of Deluded liberal that I am, I persist in thinking that those with a streak of sexual unorthodoxy ought to be more tolerant of their fellows than those who lead an entirely godly, righteous and sober life. Illogically, I tend to assume that if you ( Philip Larkin) dream of caning schoolgirls bottoms, it disqualifies you from dismissing half the nation as work-shy. — Alan Bennett
Larkin Sayings By Larkin Grimm: They [investment bankers] don't even want the stuff that they've got, you know the fancy They [investment bankers] don't even want the stuff that they've got, you know the fancy cars and houses. Their consumption is basically just a keeping up with the Joneses or let's buy the markers of success because this is what I'm supposed to have and this is what I'm supposed to do. And they are working so hard that they don't even have the time to think about what they might actually desire. — Larkin Grimm
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: I have wished you something None of the others would ... I have wished you something
None of the others would ... — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Poetry is nobody's business except the poet's, and everybody else can fuck off. Poetry is nobody's business except the poet's, and everybody else can fuck off. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Joan Larkin: Is 'vagina' suitable for usein a sonnet? I don't suppose so.A famous poet told me, Is 'vagina' suitable for use
in a sonnet? I don't suppose so.
A famous poet told me, 'Vagina's ugly.'
Meaning, of course, the sound of it. In poems.
Meanwhile he inserts his penis frequently
into his verse, calling it seriously, 'My
Penis'. It is short, I know, and dignified.
I mean of course the sound of it. In poems. — Joan Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: I listen to money singing, it's like looking down from long French windows at a I listen to money singing, it's like looking down from long French windows at a provincial town. The slums, the canal, the churches ornate and mad in the evening sun. It is intensely sad ... — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Shane Larkin: When I was young, it was fun being in the locker room and shagging balls When I was young, it was fun being in the locker room and shagging balls in the outfield in spring training. But I couldn't keep my attention on the games for more than 30 minutes. I would sit there with my Game Boy the whole game. — Shane Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Molly Larkin: If you think you can, you can. Period. If you think you can, you can. Period. — Molly Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Saki says that youth is like hors d'oeuvres: you are so busy thinking of the Saki says that youth is like hors d'oeuvres: you are so busy thinking of the next courses you don't notice it. When you've had them, you wish you'd had more hors d'oeuvres. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Nora Roberts: Since it was there, Larkin got another bowl, spooned up stew for himself."He fights with Since it was there, Larkin got another bowl, spooned up stew for himself.
"He fights with us. We're an army."
"An army? Talk about delusions of grandeur. What are you?" she asked Glenna.
"Witch."
"So, we've got a witch, a sorcerer, a couple of refugees from Geall and a vampire. Some army. — Nora Roberts
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Life is slow dying. Life is slow dying. — Philip Larkin
Larkin Sayings By Philip Larkin: Life is first boredom, then fear.whether or not we use it, it goes,and leaves what Life is first boredom, then fear.
whether or not we use it, it goes,
and leaves what something hidden from us chose,
and age, and then the only end of age. — Philip Larkin