Stephen Spender Quotes

Of all my generation, he (T. S. Eliot) most admired Auden, but once when we were praising Auden’s criticism, he said: “All the same, he’s not a scholar.” – “Why?” – “I was reading an Introduction by him to a selection of Tennyson’s poems, in which he says that Tennyson is the stupidest poet in […]

Never allow gradually the traffic to smother with noise and fog the flowering of the spirit.

History is the ship carrying living memories to the future.