Empson may refer to:

  • Derek Empson GBE KCB (1918–1997), Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command
  • Richard Empson (died 1510), minister of Henry VII, King of England
  • Tameka Empson (born 1977), British actress (stage and screen) and comedienne
  • William Empson (1906–1984), English literary critic and poet
  • William Empson (lawyer) (1791–1852), barrister, professor and journalist

Famous quotes containing the word empson:

    It is the pain, it is the pain, endures.
    —William Empson (1906–1984)

    Poise of my hands reminded me of yours.
    —William Empson (1906–1984)

    Liberal hopefulness
    Regards death as a mere border to an improving picture.
    —William Empson (1906–1984)