We would rather be ruined than changed
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) Anglo-American poet [Wystan Hugh Auden]
“The Age of Anxiety” (1948)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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4 Responses to “The Age of Anxiety” (1948)

  1. John says:

    The name of the poet is Wystan Hugh Auden.

  2. *** Dave says:

    Thanks, John. I’ve made the correction.

  3. Robert J. Walter says:

    Dave,
    I have sent e-mail touting Aubrey Daniels’ quotation and citing this.
    Please comment.

  4. I like this quotation. Think it is timely reaction to reality of corrupt society.

    Each year in this season of Winter//Epiphany I reread from Auden’s “For the Time Being”. Here is link to review of the work: http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~wagner/church/auden/index.html, and there are others. I hope readers will be interested.

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