Love Quotes and Sayings
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W H Auden Love Quotes and Sayings

W H Auden Love Quotes and Sayings

1. Love each other or perish.

2. Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

3. 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.

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


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Excerpt from Wikipedia: Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content. The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.
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Sayings by W H Auden

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

2. A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can’t think of anything else to do.

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

4. Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.

5. Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.

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

7. Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.

8. In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one.

9. Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.

10. Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always have something negative to say.