A. E. Housman

I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Find, Sense, Asylum

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.A. E. Housman

4 likes view quote Good, Great, Perception

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Live, Build, Cheap

In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Innocence, American, Air

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.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Morning, Poetry, Experience

Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Man, Think, Drink

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.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Poetry, May, Meaning

That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Happy, Lost, Land

The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Man, Criticism, Average

If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Poetry, Memory, Skin

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.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Life, Men, Lie

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.A. E. Housman

1 likes view quote Nature, Think, Him

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.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote God, Man, May

Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Sky, Shoulder, Drink

Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote God, Man, More

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.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote Sky, Angry, Proud

And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote God, Man, More

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.A. E. Housman

0 likes view quote World, Hell, Never
18 A. E. Housman quotes

Quotes For Your Website

Free API to display daily quotes on your website.

View Free Api