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"A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep" H. Auden
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"In a land which is fully settled, most men must accept their local environment or try to change it by political means; only the exceptionally gifted or adventurous can leave to seek his fortune elsewhere. In America, on the other hand, to move on and make a fresh start somewhere else is still the normal reaction to dissatisfaction and failure." H. Auden
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Dissatisfaction   

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"The nightingales are sobbing in / The orchards of our mothers, / And hearts that we broke long ago / Have long been breaking others." H. Auden
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"No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible." H. Auden
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Opera   

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"One cannot review a bad book without showing off." H. Auden
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Books And Reading   

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"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" H. Auden
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Ask   

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"All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation" H. Auden
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Addiction   

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"Let mortals beware of wordsFor with words we lieCan speak peaceWhen we mean warBut song is trueLet music for peaceBe the paradigmFor peace means changeAt the right time" H. Auden
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"Our researchers into Public Opinion are content/ That he held the proper opinions for the time of year;/ When there was peace, he was for peace; when there was war, he went." H. Auden
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Opinions   

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"Private faces in public places / Are wiser and nicer / Than public faces in private places." H. Auden
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Faces   

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"A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become." H. Auden
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Art    Music   

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"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." H. Auden
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"If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves. . ." H. Auden
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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." H. Auden
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Dreams   

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"Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores" H. Auden
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"In headaches and in worry Vaguely life leaks away,And Time will have his fancy To-morrow or to-day." H. Auden
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"All that we are not stares back at what we are" H. Auden
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"Poor Poe! At first so forgotten that his grave went without a tomb-stone twenty-six years. . . today in danger of becoming the life study of a few professors." H. Auden
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Danger   

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"Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say" H. Auden
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Health   

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"Now is the age of anxiety." H. Auden
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"You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people." H. Auden
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