Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.
Wystan Hugh Auden, 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973. Was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, an American citizen (from 1946), and regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety in tone, form and content. The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.