Quotation by W.H. Auden

All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work "comes" to him.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet. "Writing," pt. 1, The Dyer's Hand (1962).
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