Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A. E. Housman

English,  Poet
Total Quotes : 18
Sky Your Ale

Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.

- A. E. Housman

Experience Memory Line

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

Some Sharpen Mellow

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

Think Hurts Fellows

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

- A. E. Housman

Nature Think Denying

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

- A. E. Housman

Shame Here Which

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

Memory Skin Line

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

- A. E. Housman

Find Sense Cambridge

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

- A. E. Housman

Poetry Perfect May

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

More Ways Does

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

- A. E. Housman

Happy I See Again

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

Here Made Though

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

Cunning Which Conceal

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

- A. E. Housman

More Ways Does

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

- A. E. Housman

Build Cheap Delusions

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

- A. E. Housman

Man Conservative Average

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

- A. E. Housman

Sky Proud Eternity

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

May Laws Decree

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