Wystan Auden

Wystan Auden

English poet, playwright, essayist and critic. Classic English-language poetry of the XX century.
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it: they must not do too much of it: and they must have a sense of success in it --not a doubtful sense, such as needs some testimony of others for its confirmation, but a sure sense, or rather knowledge, that so much work has been done well, and fruitfully done, whatever the world may say or think about it.More Wystan Auden quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.More Wystan Auden quotes [11/22/2011 10:11:46]
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.More Wystan Auden quotes [11/22/2011 10:11:04]
Rhymes, meters, stanza forms, etc., are like servants. If the master is fair enough to win their affection and firm enough to command their respect, the result is an orderly happy household. If he is too tyrannical, they give notice; if he lacks authority, they become slovenly, impertinent, drunk and dishonest.More Wystan Auden quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.More Wystan Auden quotes [11/21/2011 02:11:51]

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