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“You owe it to us all to get on with what you’re good at”

-W. H. Auden

“Art is born of humiliation.”

-W. H. Auden

“I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. ”

-W. H. Auden

“Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods”

-W. H. Auden

“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.”

-W. H. Auden

“Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. ”

-W. H. Auden

“The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me”

-W. H. Auden


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