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WH Auden

Two quotations from WH Auden that might explain why I like his work so much.

"I was — and in most respects still am — mentally precocious, physically backward, short-sighted, a rabbit at all games, very untidy and grubby, a nail-biter, a physical coward, dishonest, sentimental, with no community sense whatever."

"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."

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