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

R
Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.
A
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.
N
Be clean, be tidy, oil the lock,
Weed the garden, wind the clock;
Remember the Two.
K
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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