Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Quote of the Day (W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, on Unprecedented Events)

“Always the following wind of history
Of others' wisdom makes a buoyant air
Till we come suddenly on pockets where
Is nothing loud but us; where voices seem
Abrupt, untrained, competing with no lie
Our fathers shouted once.”—English poet-critic W.H. Auden (1907-1973) (in photograph) and English novelist-memoirist Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986), The Ascent of F6: A Tragedy in Two Acts (1936)

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