A. E. Housman Quotes & Sayings

18 most famous A. E. Housman quotes and sayings (poet). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

A. E. Housman Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.”
A. E. Housman Quotes
“I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.”
A. E. Housman Quotes
“Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.”
A. E. Housman Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.”
A. E. Housman Quotes
“Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.”

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