Who said/wrote this quote originally?

"Learn from your dreams what you lack".

The first time I read it, it said it was by W. H. Auden in one of his poems, yet I read somewhere else Lyndon B. Johnson, our 36th president, said it?

Do you know who it came from originally?

Bonus: If it was by W. H. Auden, do you know the name of the poem it's in?


I read it in a poem (which I'm having trouble re-finding) by Auden, after it was something along the lines of "for as your fears have you most hope", but then I googled it and it said Johnson said it, so that's why I'm a'wondering.

Update 2:

Already did that before I asked this- Auden was born in 1907 and Johnson was born in 1908. . .

Update 3:

But, yeah I agree with Auden said it and Johnson quoted it, I just want to find out if and what poem it's in!

2 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Wystan Hugh Auden originally said it. I don't think it's in a poem.

  • 9 years ago

    find out who was born first and whoever was born first probably said it first.

    my thought is it was probably first said by W.H.Auden and the Lyndon B. Johnson quoted it.

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