Wystan Auden

Wystan Auden

English poet, playwright, essayist and critic. Classic English-language poetry of the XX century.
It is... axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction.More Wystan Auden quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.More Wystan Auden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.More Wystan Auden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.More Wystan Auden quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.More Wystan Auden quotes [11/22/2011 10:11:50]

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