Facts about A. E. Housman

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A. E. Housman was a famous Poet from England, who lived between March 26, 1859 and April 30, 1936. He/she became 77 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by E. Housman, under the main topics: Experience, Poetry.

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Famous quotes by A. E. Housman (20)


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"The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me"
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"Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions"
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"Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think"
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"The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale"
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"I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word"
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"Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act"
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"Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure"
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"That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again"
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"Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure"
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"The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in"
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"Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale"
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"In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning"
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"Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act"
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"The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic"
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"If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act"
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"Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made, and here am I in hell. My hand, though now my knuckles bleed, I never soiled with such a deed"
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"Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man"
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"Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write"
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"Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young"
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"And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man"


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