Quotation by Philip Larkin

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.
Philip Larkin (1922–1986), British poet. (Written April 1971). This Be The Verse, st. 1, High Windows (1974).

In a letter, June 6, 1982, published in Selected Letters (1992), Larkin complained of the notoriety of this poem, which "will clearly be my 'Lake Isle of Innisfree.' I fully expect to hear it recited by a thousand Girl Guides before I die."
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