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W. H. Auden
(1907-1973) born on
Feb 21
English-US poet, dramatist, editor. He wrote passionately about social problems and post-WW I anxiety; won Pulitzer for verse "Age of Anxiety," 1948.
         
   
F
It takes little talent to see what is under one's nose, a good deal of it to know in what direction to point that organ.

R
A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.
A
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work "comes" to him.
N
No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
K
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Dyer's Hand," pt. 1, "Writing," 1962.
R: "The Dyer's Hand," pt. 3, "Hic et Ille," sct. C, 1962.
A: "The Dyer's Hand," pt. 1, "Writing," 1962.
N: "The Dyer's Hand," pt. 1, "Writing," 1963.
K: "The Dyer's Hand," pt. 3, "The I Without a Self," 1962.
   


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