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Quotes By W. H. Auden

Nationality
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DOB
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21-02-1907
DOD
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23-09-1973

Poet W. H. Auden was born on 21th February 1907 AD. A British citizen, W. H. Auden was born in United Kingdom. He was also called Wystan Hugh Auden. Wystan Hugh Auden was 66 years old when he died on 23th September 1973 AD. In his life Wystan Hugh Auden was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

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

- W. H. Auden

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

- W. H. Auden

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

- W. H. Auden

A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.

- W. H. Auden

All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.

- W. H. Auden

Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.

- W. H. Auden

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.

- W. H. Auden

Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.

- W. H. Auden

Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.

- W. H. Auden

Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.

- W. H. Auden

Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.

- W. H. Auden

God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.

- W. H. Auden

Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.

- W. H. Auden

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.

- W. H. Auden

If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.

- W. H. Auden

A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter.

- W. H. Auden

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