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Quotation by Philip Larkin
But to wish is first to think,
And to think is to be dumb,
And barren of a word to drop
That to a milder shore might come
And, years ahead, erect a crop.
Philip Larkin (1922–1986), British poet. "I am washed upon a rock."
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