Quotation by W.H. Auden

My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet. quoted in W.H. Auden, pt. 2, ch. 6, Humphrey Carpenter (1981).

In The Dyer's Hand, pt. 3, "Hic et Ille" (1962), Auden wrote: "Every European visitor to the United States is struck by the comparative rarity of what he would call a face.... To have a face, in the European sense of the word, it would seem that one must not only enjoy and suffer but also desire to preserve the memory of even the most humiliating and unpleasant experiences of the past."
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