Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. Enjoy Stephen Spender’s best quotes below.
“Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.”
“When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes, I was your son, high on your horse, My mind a top whipped by the lashes Of your rhetoric, windy of course.”
“When you read and understand a poem, comprehending its rich and formal meanings, then you master chaos a little.”
“There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife – a tyrannical midwife.”
“Religion stands, the Church blocking the sun.”