Quotes by W.H. Auden

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A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.
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No good opera plot can be sensible: people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
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 music  

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A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.
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Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.
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It is 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.
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 poetry  

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Political history is far too criminal and pathological to be a fit subject of study for the young. Children should acquire their heroes and villains from fiction.
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Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind.
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