A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of…
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most...
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God...
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have...
Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence,...
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of...
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences...
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.