The best Quotes by W. H. Auden

The best Quotes by W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was a British-American poet.

Seventeen years ago there appeared, without any fanfare, a book called The Hobbit, which, in my opinion, is one of the best children's stories of this century.
The New York Times Book Review, 1954

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Man is what he reads.
Because civilizations are finite, in the life of each of them there comes a moment when the center ceases to hold. What keeps them at such times from disintegration is not legions but language.
No matter how daring or cautious you may choose to be, in the course of your life, you are bound to come into direct physical contact with what's known as Evil. I mean here not a property of the gothic novel but, to say the least, a palpable social reality that you in no way can control.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
Venice is eternity itself.
They say money can't buy happiness. But it can book your flight to Vienna - which is kinda the same.
True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.
Gandalf in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
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If this is love, I don't want it. Take it away, please! Why does it hurt so much?
Tauriel in The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies
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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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I'm not a hero, or a warrior... not even a burglar.
Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
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Go back to your books, your fireplace. Plant your trees, watch them grow. If more of us valued home above gold, it would be a merrier world.
Thorin Eichenschild in The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies
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One day I'll remember. Remember everything that happened: the good, the bad, those who survived... and those that did not.
Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies
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While there's life there's hope.
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I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.
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6
There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
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