A E Housman Quotes

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

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

I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat. A E Housman

Up, lad: when the journey’s over
There’ll be time enough to sleep.
A E Housman

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

Cambridge has seen many strange sights. It has seen Wordsworth drunk, it has seen Porson sober. I am a greater scholar than Wordsworth and I am a greater poet than Porson. So I fall betwixt and between. A E Housman

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

There can’t be much amiss, ’tis clear,
To see the rate you drink your beer.
A E Housman