W. H. Auden
" Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone ..." Read by Matthew (John Hannah) at the funeral of his partner Gareth (Simon Callow) in the film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.
"...as it always must come in the end, the delicious story is ripe to tell"
"Chaucer, Langland, Douglas, Dunbar, with all your brother Anons, how on earth did you ever manage"
"Grown used to New York weather, all too familiar with Smog"
"Time, the domain of Deeds, calls for a complex Grammar with many Moods and Tenses"
"If you cannot engender a genius like Mozart, neither can you plague the earth with brilliant sillies like Hegel or clever nasties like Hobbes"
"There's nothing the Crucified would like less than butchery to appease him"
"I can't imagine anything that I would like less to be than a disincarnate Spirit"