W. S. Auden. If I Could Tell You -- Time will say nothing but I told you so,/ Time only knows the price we have to pay;/ If I could tell you I would let you know.// If we should weep when clowns put on their show,/ If we should stumble when musicians play,/ Time will say nothing but I told you so.// [...] click through to complete poem: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/projectsandschemes/artmusicdesign/poems/poem.asp?ID=136 photo by Carl Van Vechten,1939.
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"The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works." Interview with Max Eastman in Harper's Magazine, as quoted in James Joyce (1959) by Richard Ellmann. Eastman noted "He smiled as he said that — smiled, and then repeated it." James Joyce