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Quotation by W.H. Auden
"10 December, 1947" The Table Talk of W.H. Auden, comp. by Alan Ansen, ed. Nicholas Jenkins (1990) "16 March, 1948" (1990) "31 December, 1947" The Table Talk of W.H. Auden, compiled by Alan Ansen, ed. Nicholas Jenkins (1990) "31 December, 1947" The Table Talk of W. H. Auden, comp. Alan Ansen, ed. Nicholas Jenkins (1990) A Certain World (1970)
Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make. Few writers have had less journalistic talent than James, and this is his defect, for the supreme masters have one trait in common with the childish scribbling mass, the vulgar curiosity of a police-court reporter.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet, and Tony Schwartz, U.S. writer. "The American Scene," pt. 7, The Dyer's Hand (1962).
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