Tony Harrison Famous Quotes & Sayings

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16 Tony Harrison Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Tony Harrison Sayings: Long Distance IIThough my mother was already two years deadDad kept her slippers warming by Long Distance II

Though my mother was already two years dead
Dad kept her slippers warming by the gas,
put hot water bottles her side of the bed
and still went to renew her transport pass.

You couldn't just drop in. You had to phone.
He'd put you off an hour to give him time
to clear away her things and look alone
as though his still raw love were such a crime.

He couldn't risk my blight of disbelief
though sure that very soon he'd hear her key
scrape in the rusted lock and end his grief.
He knew she'd just popped out to get the tea.

I believe life ends with death, and that is all.
You haven't both gone shopping; just the same,
in my new black leather phone book there's your name
and the disconnected number I still call.
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Tony Harrison Sayings: Weeping for the dead's a waste of breath -they're lucky, they can't die again. Weeping for the dead's a waste of breath -
they're lucky, they can't die again.
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Tony Harrison Sayings: Our heads will happen cold when this is found. Our heads will happen cold when this is found.
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Tony Harrison Sayings: I don't really have one type favorite type of candy. When I was younger we I don't really have one type favorite type of candy. When I was younger we used to always go to the rich neighborhoods where they give out the big candy bars, not the little fun-sized ones. We'd go back two and three times, hit them again and again. They didn't care and we loved it.
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Tony Harrison Sayings: ah've been on t'dole all mi life in fucking Leeds! ah've been on t'dole all mi life in fucking Leeds!
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Tony Harrison Sayings: Smokers of the world unite!On t'count o' three, all light up, right?1-2-3... You've all been Smokers of the world unite!
On t'count o' three, all light up, right?
1-2-3...
You've all been cowed.
I've changed the law and it's allowed.
Try again then. 1-2-3:
all light your fags now after me.
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Tony Harrison Sayings: Not becoming 'something' scares me the most. I just want to be remembered for something Not becoming 'something' scares me the most. I just want to be remembered for something great.
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Tony Harrison Sayings: I have always disliked the idea of an arts ghetto in which poetry is kept I have always disliked the idea of an arts ghetto in which poetry is kept on a life-support system.
Tony Harrison Sayings: My favorite memories were never about candy or anything like that. When I got to My favorite memories were never about candy or anything like that. When I got to be a teenager, my friends and I used to get together and do all kinds of crazy stuff on Halloween night. We had a ball starting trouble. Now that I'm more mature I realize that wasn't the right way to act, but it was the time of my life back then.
Tony Harrison Sayings: Sweet pulp and sour skin -Or was it sweet outside, and sour within? Sweet pulp and sour skin -
Or was it sweet outside, and sour within?
Tony Harrison Sayings: Articulation is the tongue-tied's fighting. Articulation is the tongue-tied's fighting.
Tony Harrison Sayings: Poetry's the speech of kings. You're one of thoseShakespeare gives the comic bits to: prose!All Poetry's the speech of kings. You're one of those
Shakespeare gives the comic bits to: prose!
All poetry (even Cockney Keats?) you see
's been dubbed by [Us] into RP,
Received Pronunciation, please believe [Us]
your speech is in the hands of the Receivers.
Tony Harrison Sayings: Back in our silences and sullen looks,for all the Scotch we drink, what's still between Back in our silences and sullen looks,
for all the Scotch we drink, what's still between us
not the thirty or so years, but books, books, books.
Tony Harrison Sayings: The ones we choose to love become our anchorwhen the hawser of the blood-tie's hacked, The ones we choose to love become our anchorwhen the hawser of the blood-tie's hacked, or frays.
Tony Harrison Sayings: I used to be scared of the Candyman. You'd say his name three times in I used to be scared of the Candyman. You'd say his name three times in the mirror and then he'd come get you. I was terrified of that stuff becoming true. My older cousins used to say things to make us believe crazy stories like that, so I was scared of the Candymanuntil I knew better.
Tony Harrison Sayings: I always like to be somebody scary. When I was little, my mom used to I always like to be somebody scary. When I was little, my mom used to make our costumes. She's really creative and would make us great costumes without having to spend a lot.