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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
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.

R
To pray is to pay attention to something or someone other than oneself. Whenever a man so concentrates his attention --on a landscape, a poem, a geometrical problem, an idol, or the True God. . .
A
When it comes, will it come without warning
Just as I'm picking my nose?
Will it knock on my door in the morning,
Or tread in the bus on my toes?
Will it come like a change in the weather?
Will its greeting be courteous or rough?
N
There's only one good test of pornography. Get twelve normal men to read the book, and then ask them, "Did you get an erection?" If the answer is "Yes" from a majority of the twelve, then the book is pornographic.
K
To save your world you asked this man to die:
Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted by Martha Graham NY "Times," 31 Mar 85
R: A Certain World, "Prayer, Nature of" (1970).
A: Twelve Songs," XII
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: Epitaph for an Unknown Soldier."
   


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