Quotation by W.H. Auden

The actors today really need the whip hand. They're so lazy. They haven't got the sense of pride in their profession that the less socially elevated musical comedy and music hall people or acrobats have. The theater has never been any good since the actors became gentlemen.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-U.S. poet. "November 16, 1946," The Table Talk of W.H. Auden, comp. Alan Ansen, ed. Nicholas Jenkins (1990).
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