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W. H. Auden's Profile

Brief about W. H. Auden: By info that we know W. H. Auden was born at 1907-02-21. And also W. H. Auden is English Poet.

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What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

Tags: Art, Food, Media

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.

Tags: Cannot, Perhaps, Return

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.

Tags: Lived, Love, Water

Art is born of humiliation.

Tags: Art, Born

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.

Tags: Place, Society, Unique

My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.

Tags: Face, Left, Rain

No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.

Tags: Games, Human, Innocent

Now is the age of anxiety.

Tags: Age, Anxiety

When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.

Tags: Company, Full, Mistake

You owe it to all of us all get on with what you're good at.

Tags: Good, Owe

All that we are not stares back at what we are.

Tags: Geniuses, Luckiest, Mortals

Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.

Tags: Cannot, Evil, Good

Learn from your dreams what you lack.

Tags: Dreams, Lack, Learn

Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.

Tags: Anywhere, Invisible, Music

One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.

Tags: Cannot, Hell, Walk

Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.

Tags: Aim, Confuse, Writers

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.

Tags: Death, Living, Words

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.

Tags: Happy, Marriage, Time

A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb.

Tags: Bomb, Poet, Write

A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.

Tags: Maker, Poet, Verbal
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