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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.
A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.
Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible, it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.
Be clean, be tidy, oil the lock,
Weed the garden, wind the clock;
Remember the Two.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted in Charles Osborne, Auden: The Life of a Poet, Ch. 13
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: A Certain World, "Friday, Good" (1970).
N: The Witnesses
K: The Dyer's Hand, pt. 3, "Hic et Ille," sct. D (1962).

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