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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
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"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"

- W. H. Auden

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This quote by W. H. Auden speaks with the unfortunate truth of our culture today. It is a sad reality that poets, and other artists, are unable to make a living entirely from their art. Rather, they must rely on composing or discussing their art in order to earn money. This means that the focus of their work shifts away from the imaginative process and towards the business side of things. It is a shame that the imaginative process is not valued more in our society, as it is an important part of our culture and ought to be supported. It is likewise an embarassment that poets and other artists are unable to earn a living solely from their art, as it is a difficult and often thankless task. It is important that we acknowledge the value of art and assistance those who create it.

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W. H. Auden This quote is written / told by W. H. Auden between February 21, 1907 and September 29, 1973. He was a famous Poet from England. The author also have 59 other quotes.

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