Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
W. H. Auden

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

I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.

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

Learn from your dreams what you lack.

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.

About W. H. Auden

Profession: Poet
Nationality: English
Born: February 21, 1907
Died: February 21, 1907

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