Alfred Edward Housman Quotes

Tell him that some men are more interesting than their books but my book is more interesting than its man. (He hated the public spotlight, he said this in denying a journalist’s request to interview him)

Why, if ’tis dancing you would be, There’s brisker pipes than poetry. Say, for what were hop-yards meant, Or why was Burton built on Trent? Oh many a peer of England brews – Livelier liquor than the Muse, And malt does more than Milton can – To justify God’s ways to man. Ale, man, ale’s […]

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

I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.