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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
"Healing,"
Papa would tell me,
"is not a science,
but the intuitive art
of wooing Nature."

R
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
A
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
N
All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation.
K
America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, that is to say, the man who claims authority as a member of an Úlite which knows the law in some field or other, is an object of distrust and resentment.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Art of Healing.
R: The Dyer's Hand, pt. 7, "Notes on the Comic" (1962).
A: The Dyer's Hand, pt. 8, "Notes on Music and Opera" (1962).
N: A Certain World, "Hell" (1970).
K: Faber Book of Modern American Verse, Introduction (1956).
   


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