Quotation by W.H. Auden

You will be a poet because you will always be humiliated.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-U.S. poet. Journal entry, April 11, 1979. Quoted in Journals 1939-1983, Stephen Spender (1985).

Auden's remark was recalled by Spender, reminiscing on his first meeting with Auden at Oxford.
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