Laurence Housman Quotes

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Laurence Housman Quotes

The man who bears my name, and who claims to be me, was born on July 15, 1865, the sixth in a family of seven. He was an ugly child, and remained ugly till his eighteenth year, when his looks gradually improved.
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I shall not die young, for I am already near seventy: I may die old.

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It is the sincerest thing I have written, caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary toils of love and religion - death brought them into harmony.

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It is right and natural that generous minds while in the twenties should think the books which try to reform the world's wrong the greatest of all.

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On that other novels followed: but I still wrote fairy tales and dreamy poems of another world.

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Life is the most versatile thing under the sun; and in the pursuit of life and character the author who works in a groove works in blinkers.

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If I live for another ten years I shall probably have written all that I want to write.

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I had never thought of myself as a dramatist, and, for really good technical results, the thought came too late: a man of letters has become too wordy to write economically for the stage.

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It was then, I think, that I discovered that the best way of bringing a medieval subject home to my generation was not to be medieval in its treatment.

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That was luck: I should not then have been a conscientious objector; but I am quite sure that the abominations of war would have made me one, as soon as I got to the front.

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A saint is one who makes goodness attractive. Surely, a great teacher does the same thing for education.

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