A. E. Housman Quotes

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Born: March 26, 1859, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Birth Country: England
Occupation: Author

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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.
- A. E. Housman

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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.
- A. E. Housman

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

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