All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God...
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so...
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his...
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
Art is born of humiliation.
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
What people don't realize is that intimacy has its conventions as well as ordinary social...
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
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.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
All that we are not stares back at what we are.