Art is born of humiliation.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences...
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one...
In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of...
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence,...
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology...
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his...
Now is the age of anxiety.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own...
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.