Philip Larkin was an English poet, librarian, novelist and a jazz critic best known for his poems and novels. His first book of poetry was ‘The North Ship’, and two novels named ‘Jill’ and ‘A Girl in Winter’. However, his work gained prominence with a collection of poems ‘The Less Deceived’ which were followed by The ‘Whitsun Weddings’ and ‘High Windows’. Larkin was a graduated from the University of Oxford with English language and Literature. After graduation Larkin became a librarian and worked as the university librarian at the University of Hull. During his tenure as a librarian for 30 years, Larkin produced most of his significant works. He was criticized for including no to minimal feelings in his poems. However, Larkin continued his unique style of poems that were highly structured but surprisingly flexible which he is known for now. Larkin was known for being a no-nonsense, solitary Englishman who disliked fame and had no patience for the rising trend of attracting public attention by other writers of his era. Here are some notable quotes by Philip Larkin.