Following are some A. E. Housman quotes which we have in our database of Quotes of A. E. Housman.
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.
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
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.
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.
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.
Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.
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.
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.
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.