Quotation by W.H. Auden

A man has his distinctive personal scent which his wife, his children and his dog can recognize. A crowd has a generalized stink. The public is odorless.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet. "The Poet and the City," pt. 2, The Dyer's Hand (1962).
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