"When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."W. H. Auden on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."W. H. Auden on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."W. H. Auden on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."W. H. Auden on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."W. H. Auden on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Now is the age of anxiety."
"The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age."
"'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.'"
"It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."
"What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish."
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